Biodiversity Assessment Method Operational Manual Stage 1

Stage 1

The Operational Manual provides operational guidance to assist applicants and accredited assessors to apply the Biodiversity Assessment Method.

Date
30 May 2018
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Guideline, Framework
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-92575-359-2
  • ID OEH20180276
  • File PDF 1.4MB
  • Pages 58
  • Name biodiversity-assessment-method-operational-manual-stage-1-180276.pdf

 

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act), and the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 (BC Regulation), outline the framework for addressing impacts on biodiversity from development and clearing. The framework requires a proponent to avoid, minimise and offset impacts on biodiversity from development using the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS).

The required assessment process is outlined in the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) which is enabled by Section 6.7 of the BC Act.

The Manual is a companion document to the BAM which clarifies ambiguities in the method but does not seek to repeat text in the BAM; therefore, the two documents should be read together.