Draft State Policies and amendments to State Policies are assessed by the Commission under the State Policies and Projects Act 1993.
If the relevant Minister directs the Commission to assess and report on a draft State Policy or a proposed amendment, it is publicly exhibited and anyone may make a submission, called a representation. The Commission may decide to hold a hearing to assist it in its assessment.
After any hearing and consideration of representations, the Commission may modify the draft State Policy in its report to the Minister.
On receiving the Commission's report, the Minister may recommend the Governor makes the State Policy.
A State Policy or amendment must be approved by both Houses of Parliament before it comes into operation.
See flowchart for the Draft State Policies assessment process (PDF, 223.5 KB)