Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects

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The NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects is being introduced to clarify, standardise and improve biodiversity offsetting for major project approvals under the NSW planning system.

The NSW Government is now inviting submissions on:

to ensure they meet their aims and are relevant and easy to apply.

Individuals and organisations are urged to respond before 5 p.m. on Friday 9 May by:

The NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy for Major Projects is being introduced to clarify, standardise and improve biodiversity offsetting for major project approvals under the NSW planning system.

The NSW Government is now inviting submissions on:

to ensure they meet their aims and are relevant and easy to apply.

Individuals and organisations are urged to respond before 5 p.m. on Friday 9 May by:

  • The policy will apply to State significant development and State significant infrastructure under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). This includes projects such as highways, mines and hospitals.

    The policy will apply to State significant development and State significant infrastructure under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (NSW). This includes projects such as highways, mines and hospitals.

    Consultation has concluded
  • The policy requires proponents to use the Framework for Biodiversity Assessment (FBA). The FBA is a transparent and repeatable method of assessment that sets out the process for:

    • assessing biodiversity impacts on a proposed development site and
    • determining the biodiversity offset requirements for those impacts.

    Workshop

    During public consultation, a workshop will be held for environmental impact assessment practitioners to discuss the technical details of the Framework for Biodiversity Assessment and gather feedback. The workshop may also assist those intending to make detailed responses to the consultation questions relating to the FBA. You can register your interest to

    The policy requires proponents to use the Framework for Biodiversity Assessment (FBA). The FBA is a transparent and repeatable method of assessment that sets out the process for:

    • assessing biodiversity impacts on a proposed development site and
    • determining the biodiversity offset requirements for those impacts.

    Workshop

    During public consultation, a workshop will be held for environmental impact assessment practitioners to discuss the technical details of the Framework for Biodiversity Assessment and gather feedback. The workshop may also assist those intending to make detailed responses to the consultation questions relating to the FBA. You can register your interest to attend the workshop by emailing: offsets.policy@environment.nsw.gov.au.



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  • It is proposed that a NSW Biodiversity Offsets Fund will be developed to assist with locating appropriate offset sites.

    A discussion paper sets out the expected benefits of the fund and the key considerations that will be involved in its design and establishment, including its structure, functions and governance.

    The questions in this part are drawn from the discussion paper.

    It is proposed that a NSW Biodiversity Offsets Fund will be developed to assist with locating appropriate offset sites.

    A discussion paper sets out the expected benefits of the fund and the key considerations that will be involved in its design and establishment, including its structure, functions and governance.

    The questions in this part are drawn from the discussion paper.

    Consultation has concluded
  • Provide general comments and feedback about the consultation process.

    Provide general comments and feedback about the consultation process.

    Consultation has concluded