Cost Recovery under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) provisional Cost Recovery Impact Statement (July 2014 - June 2015)

Department of the Environment, 2014

About the Cost Recovery Impact Statement

Cost recovery for environmental impact assessments and strategic assessments will commence shortly, but cannot take effect until regulations setting the cost recovery fees are made. The EPBC Act (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill passed Parliament on 24 June 2014.

The Department has published a provisional Cost Recovery Impact Statement (July 2014 – June 2015) (CRIS) for information purposes. The Department will finalise the CRIS following the making of regulations implementing the cost recovery arrangements. The arrangements detailed in the provisional CRIS have been agreed by the Minister for the Environment, and are not subject to change.

Further information

Further information about cost recovery under the EPBC Act is available below:

Consultation on cost recovery

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities released a draft Cost Recovery Impact Statement (CRIS) on 10 May 2012 for six weeks of public consultation. The period for comments closed on 21 June 2012. Stakeholder submissions were used to help inform the cost recovery arrangements which are detailed in the provisional CRIS published in 2014.

The Department released a consultation paper in September 2011, outlining options for recovering the costs of national environmental law regulatory activities. The document was open for public comment until 31 October 2011. Comments received during the consultation period helped inform the draft 2012 CRIS and the provisional CRIS (2014-15). For more information on the consultation paper, see: