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The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 review

Monday, 25 November 2019

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is being independently reviewed over the next 12 months to ensure the Act is fit for the future. The EPBC Act 1999 plays a significant role in the protection and management of our environment and heritage.

A discussion paper has been released to guide the consultation process and focuses on the following:

  1. The role of the EPBC Act
  2. Better environment and heritage outcomes
  3. More efficient and effective regulation and administration
  4. Indigenous Australians’ knowledge and experience
  5. Community inclusion, trust and transparency
  6. Innovative approaches

The LGAQ will be making a submission, with submissions closing on 3 April 2020. If you wish to contribute, please provide all comments by 17 April 2020 to or Detailed information about the review can be found here.

For further information, please contact Kristy Gooding, Lead - Natural Assets and NRM or Crystal Baker, Lead - Planning and Development.

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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