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 approved the inclusion of the Southern Highlands Shale Forest and Woodland of the Sydney Basin Bioregion in the critically endangered category, effective 28 August 2015.
28
Aug
2015
The Department of the Environment is releasing a draft set of guidelines for public comment from 17 August 2015 to 12 October 2015.
17
Aug
2015
The Department of the Environment is releasing the policy statement as a working draft for public comment from 17 August 2015 to 12 October 2015.
17
Aug
2015
The Minister has agreed to extend the timeframe for the Banksia dominated woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain bioregion ecological community assessment.
10
Aug
2015
The Department of the Environment is releasing a draft set of policy and guidelines for public comment from 10 August 2015 to 5 October 2015.
10
Aug
2015