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 Department is seeking public comment on a draft revised assessment bilateral agreement with Queensland. Comments close Friday 21 November 2014.
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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.
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Sep
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft assessment bilateral agreement with Victoria. Comments close Friday 3 October 2014
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Sep
2014
A landholders fact sheet is now available for the recently listed Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) Woodland, a critically endangered ecological community.
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Aug
2014
The Department is seeking public comment on a draft approval bilateral agreement with the Australian Capital Territory. Comments close Friday 12 September 2014
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Aug
2014