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Considerations Arising from Review of the Federal Government’s Nature Positive EPBC Act Reforms Package

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) recently sought public feedback on proposed amendments to Australia’s environmental laws, with submissions now closed, we offer the following recommendations for consideration in preparing for implementation of the Nature Positive Package: Implement National Environmental Standards Implement standards that cover Matters of National Environmental Significance and …

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Have Your Say: EPBC Act Revisions Deadline 30 March 2024

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (the Department) is currently seeking public feedback on proposed amendments to Australia’s environmental laws, with submissions open until 30 March 2024. In an effort to inform and engage the public, the Department has released a suite of materials detailing the nature and scope of these …

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EPBC Act Update: Reclassification of 12 Species Now in Effect

Effective from 5th January 2024, the threatened listing status of 12 species were amended under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. All species reclassified were migratory, wetland indicator species of avifauna. A total of 8 species were added to the list, and 4 species had their classification updated. (Source: List of Threatened …

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EPBC Act for Developers

Understanding the EPBC: A Guide for Developers

Australia’s rapid development comes with its unique set of challenges. One of the most critical aspects we face is ensuring the protection of wildlife, threatened ecological communities,  significant wetlands, and heritage sites that make our country so distinct. Here at New Ground, we understand the importance of balancing development with conservation. To achieve this, it’s …

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Navigating Environmental Policy Reforms: Stay Informed by Subscribing to the EPBC Act Matters Newsletter

Environmental policy plays a crucial role in safeguarding our natural resources and promoting sustainable development. As the Australian government undertakes significant reforms to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, it becomes vital for individuals and organisations to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in environmental policy. To ensure you have access to valuable …

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Self-Assessment: Understanding Your Duties Under the EPBC Act

At New Ground, as experienced environmental consultants, we’re committed to ensuring the success of your projects in balance with the environment. A critical part of our commitment is helping you understand your responsibilities under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The EPBC Act safeguards nationally significant animals, plants, habitats, and places …

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