BioBanking Assessment Methodology

The Biodiversity Offsets Scheme under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 commenced on 25 August 2017 visit Biodiversity Offset Scheme.

The information on this page only remains relevant for savings and transitional arrangements under former legislation and policy. Visit Biodiversity Offset Scheme Transitional Arrangements for more information.

The BioBanking Assessment Methodology is a transparent, consistent and scientifically-based set of rules to assess biodiversity values. The methodology is used to calculate the number and type of credits that a development site will require in order to offset its biodiversity impacts and thus improve or maintain biodiversity values. The methodology is also used to calculate the number and type of credits that can be created from undertaking conservation management at a biobank site.

The current methodology is the BioBanking Assessment Methodology 2014 (BBAM 2014) (PDF 1.5MB).

The BBAM 2014 came into force on 1 October 2014 following a review of the BioBanking Scheme. Prior to this the original BioBanking Assessment Methodology 2008 (PDF 878 KB) was in force.

Page last updated: 28 August 2017