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Major Projects Facilitation Agency

The Major Projects Facilitation Agency provides a single entry point into Australian Government regulation for proponents of major projects.

Major project developments in Australia must comply with all necessary regulatory approvals, across multiple levels of government. The Agency works with proponents and regulators to ensure that project proponents understand their regulatory approval obligations.

The Agency assists major projects at all stages of development by providing a range of facilitation and information services, and also delivers the Major Project Facilitation Programme to eligible projects.

The Agency also has an online help tool to help project proponents in working out which Australian Government regulatory approvals and processes they must consider.

All services are free of charge for eligible projects and carry no obligation.


Work with Us

We have Offices in the following locations in Australia:

Launceston, Tasmania
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Darwin, Northern Territory

To talk to one of our staff, please contact the Agency at contact@mpaa.gov.au,
phone (02) 6243 7121 or complete the enquiry form here


News Feed

Latest News

Major Project Status to the Small Scale FLNG Project

7 May 2018

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, has granted Major Project Status to the Small Scale FLNG Project, being developed by Perth based company,  Transborders Energy Pty Ltd. Transborders will develop a small scale FLNG vessel and package of streamlined processes to execute key commercial agreements. This will enable commercialisation of small or stranded gas resources that are currently considered unviable using traditional platform and pipeline...

To read the full article and past news, see the News Archive.




For detailed information on all of the services provided by the Agency, and to find out about eligibility requirements, refer to the Services page.


Tools and Resources

Are you starting a development or major project? Are you thinking about starting one? The Major Projects Help online tool can help you work out the government approvals you need and the approvals process you must consider.

Major Projects Help can be found here.

The Agency provides fact sheets on areas of Commonwealth Government regulation that commonly apply to major projects.

The Agency’s Regulation Fact Sheets can be found here.


Our Partners

The Agency works closely with Commonwealth regulators and State and Territory Governments to ensure all regulatory approval pathways are identified. Please visit our partner’s pages for more information and links to additional business and investor services.

Australian Trade Commission
Tasmanian Government
Northern Territory Government