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Matters of National Environmental Significance

Significant Impact Guidelines 1.1
Department of the Environment and Heritage, May 2006

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About this policy statement

This Significant Impact Guideline provides overarching guidance on determining whether an action is likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance protected by the EPBC Act.

There may be other EPBC Act Policy Statements available which provide specific guidance.

The matters of national environmental significance include: