Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s central piece of environmental legislation. It provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places — defined in the EPBC Act as matters of national environmental significance. More about the EPBC Act

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The Minister has extended the timeframes for the following ecological communities: Eucalypt woodlands of the Western Australian Wheatbelt; Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain bioregion; and Natural Temperate Grassland of the South Eastern Highlands and New England Tablelands.
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Dec
2014
Nominations are now invited for the assessment period starting 1 October 2015, for any threatened species, threatened ecological communities or key threatening processes to be considered for listing under national environment law. Nominations...
25
Nov
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft revised assessment bilateral agreement with Queensland. Comments close Friday 21 November 2014.
24
Oct
2014
The final Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (July 2014-June 2015) has now been published. Cost Recovery for environmental impact assessments and some strategic assessments commences on 1 October 2014.
09
Sep
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft assessment bilateral agreement with Victoria. Comments close Friday 3 October 2014
05
Sep
2014