Biodiversity Offsets Guideline now available
APGA has issued a new guideline to assist members and others in the industry to understand how biodiversity offsets work and when they may apply.
With eight jurisdictions across the nation having legislation, regulation, policy and processes that govern biodiversity offsets, it can be difficult to discern obligations, especially for projects that cross into different States and Territories.
The Biodiversity Offsets Guideline provides an indispensable introduction to assist in understanding the range of actions that might be required by different projects.
“The Biodiversity Offsets Guideline has been developed for the use of APGA members,” APGA CEO Steve Davies said.
“It has been made available for general use to benefit the wider industry. The Guideline provides information on biodiversity offsets within Australia, including an overview of what offsets are and when they apply, as well as a comparison of biodiversity offset policies across Australia.
“This document will stimulate conversation , establish a more consistent approach and contribute to the continuous improvement of biodiversity management by the industry.
"Congratulations to the members of the Environmental Risk and Compliance Subcommittee of the APGA Health, Safety and Environment Committee for their great work in developing and publishing this guideline.”