The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 commenced on 25 August 2017. Under section 14.11 of the Act, the Minister for Environment and Heritage is required to review the Act after 5 years of operation to ensure that its policy objectives remain valid and that its terms are appropriate for securing those objectives.
The overarching objective of the Act is to maintain a healthy, productive and resilient environment for the greatest wellbeing of the community, now and into the future, consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
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For further information visit the Statutory Review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016: Public Consultation.
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