Background information

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.

Report on the pilot program in early 2007 where a draft assessment methodology was applied at 17 sites across NSW biobankingpilot07535.pdf (426 kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Peer review of the BioBanking Assessment Methodology: Details of the expert review of the draft assessment methodology designed to ensure it has a sound scientific basis, satisfies its legislative requirements and is as simple as possible to apply without compromising its scientific integrity bbpeerrev07457.pdf (156 kb, requires Adobe Reader)

Public consultation November 2007–February 2008

Several important components of the BioBanking Scheme were released for community comment in November 2007. A total of 149 submissions from a wide range of stakeholders were received and the issues were raised in public submissions. The proposed changes to the scheme are outlined in the Public exhibition of BioBanking Regulation, Assessment Methodology and Compliance Assurance Strategy: issues raised and proposed changes (pdf, 1191kb, requires Adobe Reader).

Page last updated: 28 August 2017