The Land & Environment Court will determine on 5 February 2013 if he proposed WTS is a “DESIGNATED DEVELOPMENT” or not.
If it is determined to be a DESIGNATED DEVELOPMENT an environmental impact statement is required: This EIS is likely to cost the developer $300 – $400K & take 18 months to complete.
If the EIS is not required, the normal process will be undertaken. i.e. Council will almost certainly reject the proposal and it will then go to the L & E court, where arguments for and against will be heard.