Social Impact Assessment Guidelines

These guidelines have been prepared to assist applicants and consultants in preparing a Social Impact Assessment (SIA), where one is required.

An SIA ensures that social and economic impacts are considered as part of the planning process. More specifically, an SIA aims to identify the extent to which an application:

  • aligns with relevant planning and policy frameworks
  • affects community health and wellbeing, particularly communities with higher social and economic disadvantage
  • will provide a net social and economic benefit or cost to the Hobsons Bay community


For further information contact the Social and Strategic Planning team on 1300 179 944 or at


Click here to access Electronic gaming machines - SIA applicant guidelines(PDF, 876KB)

Click here to access Licensed venues - SIA applicant guidelines(PDF, 563KB)

Click here to access Residential - SIA applicant guidelines(PDF, 881KB)