EPBC Act Referral guidelines for three threatened black cockatoo species: Carnaby's cockatoo, Baudin's cockatoo and Forest red-tailed black cockatoo

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2012

Nationally threatened species and ecological communities
EPBC Act Policy Statement

About these referral guidelines

These guidelines apply to three species of Western Australian black cockatoos listed as threatened under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Threatened species are a matter of national environmental significance.

These referral guidelines are intended to provide guidance to proponents on the need to refer an action to which the EPBC Act applies. They should be read in conjunction with Significant impact guidelines 1.1 - matters of national environmental significance.

There may be other EPBC Act policy statements which provide further guidance.

The guidelines were developed in consultation with state threatened species managers and black cockatoo experts. Consultation with this group involved a two-day workshop and multiple rounds of consultation on drafts. A public consultation process on the guidelines was conducted in 2011.

If you have any new research or information on the species which can contribute to future policy revisions, or if you have any questions on the guidelines, please contact Species Information Section at:

Email: speciespolicy@environment.gov.au
Mail: Species Information Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Fax: 02 6274 2875

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