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