Social Impact Assessment (SIA)

By: ImpaxSIA Consulting  04-Apr-2012
Keywords: Social, Business Planning, Strategic Planning

Social Impact Assessment (SIA) includes the processes of analysing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment.’

In Queensland, a social impact assessment is necessary for all resource development projects that require an environmental impact statement (EIS) under either the:

·State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, or

·Environmental Protection Act 1994.

The social impact assessment forms part of the EIS. Social Planning Services Australia is experienced in facilitating the mandatory consultation with the Queensland Government required before conducting assessments.

SIA can be used to assess small, medium or large projects and can assist in obtaining development applications.

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