In April 2020 ALGA made a submission to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Local government interests with the EPBC Act generally aligns with the following principles:
- Local government values Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) for cultural, environmental, economic and social reasons;
- Local government supports a more strategic approach to the protection of MNES and better integration between Federal and State/Territory environmental legislation; and
- An efficient and effective EPBC Act requires clarity in the Act’s requirements, transparency in its application and consistency in its approach.
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Posted 17 April, 2020