About Review of Environmental Factors (REFs)
EMAP Consulting specialises in Review of Environmental Factors (REFs). This is a type of environmental impact assessment required under Part 5 of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, when the proponent of a propsed activity and the determing authority are one and the same.
We have developed a range of resources and templates, and have access to a range of planning databases that can help to determine how detailed your REF needs to be.
REF Templates and Resources for LGNSW Council Roadside Reserves Projects
REF for Emergency Overflow Storage Facilities at Wasterwater Pump Station sites in Shoalhaven Local Government Area
REF Addenda for Reclaimed Water Mains (REMS) 1B Revised Project Scope
We provide the following links to resources that might assist you with your next REF:
Online Mapping Resources
EMAP Consulting hosts a number of online webmaps and apps tailored to perform automated searches of spatial databases to inform an REF report. This can save hours of time usually spent searching for this information from multiple sources.
There are many REF Templates and resources out there, but be sure to take into consideration that some online templates are outdated, due to changes in relevant legislation. The links provided here reference current legislation, and may be useful as a starting point for your next REF: