EPBC Act policy statement
Nationally threatened species and ecological communities guidelines
Department of the Environment and Heritage, May 2004
About this policy statement
This Significant Impact Guideline applies to:
- any person who proposes to take an action which is either situated on Commonwealth land or which may impact on Commonwealth land, and/or
- representatives of Commonwealth agencies who propose to take an action that may impact on the environment anywhere in the world.
The purpose of this guideline is to assist persons in the above categories to decide whether or not they should submit a referral to the Department for a decision by the Minister on whether assessment and approval is required under the EPBC Act.
This 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 available which provide further guidance.