Enforceable undertaking in Victoria

Date published: 
Wed, 09/10/2008 - 16:00

10 September 2008

Between 1 March 2007 and 17 April 2007 Hardies Hill took an action, through engaging, instructing and contracting the clearance of rocks and native vegetation in an area of approximately 8 hectares on the property known as Chatham's Paddock, at 680 Cressy Shelford Road, Barunah Plains, Victoria. The land contained habitat for an important population of the Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar),  listed as a Vulnerable species under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

At the time of the clearing, Hardies Hill was not aware that the land contained important habitat for the Striped Legless Lizard and did not hold an approval pursuant to Part 9 of the EPBC Act.

This clearing has had and will continue to have significant impact on the Striped Legless Lizard, in that it destroyed the habitat for an important population.