Banksia and Tuart Woodlands and TEC listings
8 Nov 2016
Strategen recently held a very successful seminar for clients on the listing of Banksia Woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain being as Threatened Ecological Communities (TECs).
There is now an increased risk for projects requiring referral and assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and proponents need to be aware of the trigger levels for impacts on the ecological community and how the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy are interpreting this listing.
Tuart Woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain are currently being assessed by the Commonwealth government for potential listing as a TEC and could be listed as such as early as 2017 (more information on the nomination can be found here).
For any new or potential development on the Swan Coastal Plain, you need to be aware of and consider the following in relation to Tuart Woodlands:
- thresholds for referral and assessment
- likely offset requirements.
These changes will affect those working within land development, infrastructure, utilities, agriculture, mining, quarries and oil and gas.
Strategen remain up-to-date on all Matters of National Environmental Significance and understand the risks projects face and the requirements needed to maintain compliance and progress your project. Our team are here to assist – contact Dale Newsome or Dan Panickar for further information or specific guidance and advice for your project site on 9380 3100.