GLOSSARY TERM  
  Part 3A Project  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  Those major projects approved under Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW) which was repealed in July 2011. Part 3A provided for a separate approval process for major projects and projects of regional and state significance. The Part 3A process has now been largely replaced by the State Significant Infrastructure and State Significant Development provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). Savings and transitional provisions continue to apply to some Part 3A projects so that they can continue to be relied upon.