Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 No 203
5D Application of Act to vulnerable ecological communities
(1) In this Act, a reference to threatened species, populations and ecological communities or threatened species, population or ecological community (however expressed) does not include a reference to any vulnerable ecological community.
(2) However, this section does not affect the application of this Act to any threatened species or endangered population that forms part of a vulnerable ecological community.
Note. Vulnerable ecological communities are generally excluded from the provisions of this Act relating to threatened species, populations and ecological communities, including provisions that require the concurrence of the Director-General of the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water or the Minister administering the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, or the preparation of a species impact statement, in respect of development or an activity that is likely to have a significant effect on threatened species, populations or ecological communities (subject to subsection (2) above). However, vulnerable ecological communities are relevant to the preparation of environmental planning instruments under section 26.