Draft EPBC Act referral guidelines
Listed vulnerable species
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities, June 2011
- Draft Referral guidelines for the wallum sedge frog, Litoria olongburensis - Draft EPBC Act policy statement (PDF - 1,409 KB) | (Word - 225 KB)
- Map 1 - The modelled distribution of the wallum sedge frog, Litoria olongburensis (PDF - 564 KB)
About this draft policy statement
The wallum sedge frog, Litoria olongburensis is listed as a vulnerable species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). A vulnerable species listed under the EPBC Act is 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.
These guidelines should be read in conjunction with Significant impact guidelines 1.1 - matters of national environmental significance.
There may be other EPBC Act policy statements or referral guidelines which provide further guidance.
About the public comment process
Public comments are now being sought from interested parties on this draft policy statement, particularly in relation to its usability as an EPBC guidance tool. We are also interested in any new research or information on the wallum sedge frog (Litoria olongburensis) which can contribute to future policy revisions.
Comments will be accepted until 7 October 2011.
At the end of this comment period the guidelines will be finalised, taking into consideration any comments received. The guidelines will be updated as substantial new information becomes available.
Comments should be sent to:
Mail: Species Information Section
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Fax: 02 6274 2875