EIANZ 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium

EIANZ 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium

Impact Assessment Symposium: EPBC reforms: How can impact assessment deliver nature positive outcomes?

‘When we reform our environmental laws, we will take them from being nature negative, where we oversee an overall decline in our environment, to nature positive, where we protect our land and leave it in a better state than we found it’ - Tanya Plibersek MP, Australian Minister for the Environment and Water

In October 2020, Professor Graeme Samuel AC submitted his independent review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). His review concluded the EPBC Act is outdated, ineffective, and requires fundamental reform.

In December 2022, the Albanese Government released its response in a Nature Positive Plan, committing to a series of reforms guided by three principles:

  • delivering better environmental protection and laws that are nature positive
  • speeding up decisions and making it easier for companies to do the right thing
  • restoring integrity and trust to systems and environmental laws.

This two day symposium, presented by the EIANZ Impact Assessment Special Interest Section, will explore what is needed in the way of reforms to implement nature positive impact assessment. Registrations for the event are now open and we aim to release the program late next week now that abstracts have been accepted.

There will be a networking function included in the registration cost that will be held at the end of the sessions on Day 1 at the Ostani bar and restaurant on the Ground Floor of Hotel Realm.

Who should attend?

The EIANZ 2023 Impact Assessment Symposium brings together practitioners, regulators and researchers to explore these critical issues within the context of a changing world, to discuss and propose solutions. The symposium will enable discussion and collaboration about how impact assessment professionals can lead the conversation and appropriately respond to these emerging trends. The symposium is open to EIANZ members and non-members. Please distribute this announcement to anyone in your organisation or professional circle who may be interested in attending or presenting.

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CPD points

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Thanks to our event sponsor

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your registration the following conditions apply:

  • 50% refund up to 4 weeks before the event
  • 25% refund up to 2 weeks before
  • Accept an alternative person in lieu of someone who can’t attend who meets the criteria of the ticket
  • Notification of cancellation must be provided to EIANZ Central Office by email

Event details

When: Mon 26 June & Tues 27 June 2023

Where: Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton ACT

Cost: $650 EIANZ / NZAIA / IAIA members | $180 EIANZ student members | $975 Non-members

Registrations Close: 25th June 23 12:00 PM

Contact: EIANZ Central Office on +61 3 8593 4140 or

Register now and secure your attendance