Biodiversity legislation

The regulatory framework for assessment and approvals for development and clearing activities that impact on biodiversity.

Development and clearing activities are regulated by legislation and other instruments.

Acts, regulations and policy include:

Legislation repealed to make the new Acts includes:

  • Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003
  • Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001
  • Parts of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974

More information about the biodiversity legislation reform process.