There will be two opportunities for public feedback on the NBA as part of select committee processes.
First opportunity for public feedback
The first opportunity will be as part of the initial select committee inquiry into the exposure draft of the NBA. This will be an open and transparent way for the public to have an early say on this key legislation.
The select committee inquiry is expected to take around three months to examine the draft legislation. The Environment Committee will call for the public to make submissions at the beginning of July and it is your chance to present your opinions, observations, and recommendations about the key aspects of the bill.
The select committee inquiry will report its findings back to the House and these will inform further policy development on the reform.
Other components of the legislation that were not developed for the exposure draft will be considered by the Ministerial Oversight Group in the second half of 2021 before being included in the full bill.
Second opportunity for public feedback
The second opportunity will be when the full NBA bill is introduced to Parliament, along with the Strategic Planning Act bill, in early 2022. It is intended these bills will be enacted this parliamentary term.
The Natural and Built Environments Act and Strategic Planning Act would work together as core parts of an improved resource management system.