Impact assessment is one of two types of assessment which may apply to assessable development. Impact assessment differs from code assessment in that it is not limited to consideration against an identified code only. The assessment is largely determined by the policies of the planning scheme. Submissions are also sought on the application through public notification and submitters may appeal decisions.
A study of the potential future effects of resource development on other resources and on social, economic and/or environmental conditions.
Archaeological work to assess the impact of a proposed project on an archaeological resource. Methods of investigation can involve documentary research, survey, excavation, and/or other methods. This work forms the basis for determining the need for possible additional mitigative work.