EPBC Act and agriculture review submission EDO NSW

Interactions between EPBC Act and Agriculture

Independent review of interactions between the EPBC Act and the agriculture sector - EDOs of Australia submission

June 2018 - Download submission

In summary, there is no evidence that the EPBC Act places an undue regulatory burden on landholders. The data in fact suggests that significant land clearing is actually an under-regulated area of national laws, due to a low number of referrals and the even lower number of actual federal assessments required to date. This submission makes some practical recommendations to help landholders understand how the EPBC Act works and comply with obligations that may only occasionally apply; and for improved mapping, environmental accounts and data.