Major Projects Facilitation Agency (MPFA)
At a glance
Supports businesses considering major project investments in Australia by providing a single point of entry into the Australian Government.
Major project developments in Australia need to comply with varying levels of regulatory approval depending on the project and its location(s) - with approvals processes administered by different levels of government.
The role of the Major Projects Facilitation Agency is to provide a single entry point for domestic and international major project proponents seeking tailored information and facilitation on their regulatory approval requirements and processes.
The Agency ensures certainty about process.
- provides information on regulations and approvals at all levels of government in Australia
- maps critical approvals pathways and processes for major investment projects above $20 million, in consultation with regulators and government agencies
- facilitates communication between regulators and project proponents
- monitors approvals milestones for projects, and provides ad hoc information on approvals issues.
What support or assistance is available?
Agency services are tailored to the needs of the project and assistance can be given at any stage of a major project development. This work can commence at the concept stage, before the final investment decision or at any point along the development pathway.
The Agency can also approach regulators to source answers to specific regulatory questions on behalf of developers who are not ready to enter a dialogue with the regulator.
Free and Confidential Service
All services are free of charge and carry no ongoing obligation. Any information provided to the Agency is treated in confidence.
The Agency currently has offices loacted in Darwin in the Northern Territory, Launceston in Tasmania and Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. This enables the Agency to provide services tailored to the unique circumstances of each major project and to actively engage with regulators across all tiers of government.
Major Projects Help tool
The Major Projects Help tool enables major project proponents to get an understanding of what legislation may be triggered by their new project in a simple and easy to navigate manner. It provides a list of relevant legislation that is tailored to individual projects based on the selections made within the tool, with links to regulation factsheets that explain the applicable legislation further.
Who can apply?
Businesses looking to invest in major projects in Australia can contact the Agency to determine if they are eligible for the service.
How do I apply?
For assistance, contact the Major Projects Facilitation Agency: