A business that constructs or alters a building or structure that is intended for an EPA licensed activity may be required to obtain a works approval.
A works approval is generally not required if the works have already been subject to the development assessment process under the Development Act 1993. In this circumstance the EPA may already have had the opportunity to provide comment or set conditions through powers conferred under the Development Act.
The works approval application is similar to that of a development application. It consists of an environmental assessment carried out for the EPA prior to considering a licence application.