EPBC Act policy statement
Department of the Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, October 2010
About this policy statement
The Magnetic Island Policy Statement is one of a series of Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) policy statements aimed at providing more detailed guidance on how the EPBC Act may apply to specific places, species, ecological communities or industry sectors and activities.
The Magnetic Island Policy Statement is designed to assist a person proposing to take an action on or around Magnetic Island decide whether or not they require EPBC Act referral. The policy statement should be read in conjunction with other relevant EPBC Act policy statements, in particular, EPBC Act Policy Statement 1.1 - Significant Impact Guidelines: Matters of National Environmental Significance.
The key elements of this policy statement were developed during consultation with scientific experts, State and Territory threatened species officers and environmental consultants. The policy statement has been available for public comment and, where appropriate, changes have been made. The document will be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available.