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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

What the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 means for Norfolk Island

Department of the Environment and Heritage, June 2004
ISBN 0 6425 5031 X

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About the booklet

Rare and threatened species, unique and beautiful natural places and historic sites have been protected for many years. Norfolk Island has a lot of all three.

In recent years the island has attracted increasing numbers of tourists and outside investors keen to see and capitalise on these unique features. Australian and territory laws now ensure the use and exploitation of the island's natural gifts is managed in a way that contributes to the survival of rare species and the protection of special places.

This booklet describes the ways the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 works to help islanders value and enjoy their unique natural and cultural environment.