Environmental Factor Guideline - Terrestrial Environmental Quality

The purpose of this guideline is to communicate how the factor Terrestrial Environmental Quality is considered by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process.

Specifically, the guideline:

  • defines the factor Terrestrial Environmental Quality and explains the associated objective
  • describes terrestrial environmental quality considerations for EIA
  • discusses the environmental values supported by terrestrial environmental quality, and the significance of those values
  • describes issues related to terrestrial environmental quality as a factor in EIA
  • discusses the impacts that can occur to terrestrial environmental quality and the environmental values supported by terrestrial environmental quality as a result of a range of activities
  • provides a summary of the type of information required by the EPA to undertake an assessment related to this factor.
Published Date: 
13 December 2016