Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

This Fact Sheet discusses the role of the Commonwealth in environmental protection, the processes involved in Commonwealth assessment of projects, and penalties for failure to obtain appropriate Commonwealth approvals.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for anyone considering embarking on a development or activity which may have a significant impact on a matter of national significance, or anyone concerned about such a proposed development.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, Commonwealth Heritage Protection

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