Nomination to list an ecological community as endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act)
- Draft Conservation Advice (including listing advice) (PDF - 184 KB) | Draft Conservation Advice (including listing advice) (Word - 94 KB)
- Nomination - Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh (PDF - 529 KB) | (Word - 529 KB)
About the nomination
A public nomination was received to list Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh as an 'Endangered' ecological community under the Australian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The nomination was accepted by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee (the Committee) and placed on the 2010 Finalised Priority Assessment List (FPAL) by the Commonwealth Environment Minister. Guided by an expert technical workshop held in May 2012, an assessment for eligibility and listing has progressed in the form of draft Description and Threats sections of the Conservation Advice. The assessment is due for completion by 30 June 2013.
Invitation to comment
It is a requirement under the EPBC Act to conduct a period of public consultation as part of the assessment process. Therefore, the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (the Department), on behalf of the Committee, is seeking comments on the above FPAL item under assessment.
The Department and Committee welcomes the views of experts, stakeholders and the general public on the draft sections of the Conservation Advice (incorporating description and threats) for the ecological community, and the proposal to list it as Endangered under the EPBC Act.
The original nomination has been provided for information and includes an assessment by the nominator against listing criteria. However, for comments on the description and threats please only refer to the draft sections of the Conservation Advice.
Importantly, all comments received will be forwarded to both the Committee and the Minister. Information in the assessment, as well as other information received by the Department, will be used by the Committee to determine the threatened status and advise the Minister for Environment on whether to amend the list of threatened ecological communities under the EPBC Act. The public comment period closes on 28 March 2013.
If you wish to comment, please send your comments quoting the ecological community name to:
Ecological Community Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Fax: (02) 6274 2214