Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Part 5A Threatened Species Priorities Action Statement
90A What the Statement provides for
A Threatened Species Priorities Action Statement (also called a Priorities Action Statement) is a statement that:(a) sets out the strategies (recovery and threat abatement strategies) to be adopted for promoting the recovery of each threatened species, population and ecological community to a position of viability in nature and for managing each key threatening process as provided by section 74 (1), and(b) establishes relative priorities for the implementation of recovery and threat abatement strategies, and(c) establishes performance indicators to facilitate reporting on achievements in implementing recovery and threat abatement strategies and their effectiveness, and(d) contains a status report on each threatened species, where information is available, and(e) sets out clear timetables for recovery and threat abatement planning and achievement.
90B Chief Executive to prepare and adopt Priorities Action Statement
(1) The Chief Executive is to prepare and adopt a Priorities Action Statement for the purposes of this Act.(2) The Priorities Action Statement must be completed as soon as practicable and no later than 12 months after the date of assent to the Threatened Species Legislation Amendment Act 2004.(3) The Chief Executive is to review the Priorities Action Statement every 3 years and may make changes to the Priorities Action Statement pursuant to any such review by adopting amendments to the Statement.(4) In preparing or reviewing a Priorities Action Statement, the Chief Executive is to seek advice from the NRC, the Scientific Committee, BDAC, SEAC and such other State government agencies as the Chief Executive considers appropriate.
90C Publication of draft statement or amendments
(1) Before adopting a Priorities Action Statement or any amendment to the statement, the Chief Executive must first prepare a draft of the statement or amendment and must then:(a) publish notice of the preparation of the draft statement or amendment in a newspaper circulating generally throughout the State, and(b) publish notice of the preparation of the draft statement or amendment on the website of the Office.(2) The notice must:(a) state that the draft statement or amendment has been prepared, and(b) specify the address of the place at which copies of the draft statement or amendment can be inspected, and(c) invite persons to make written submissions to the Chief Executive about the draft statement or amendment, and(d) specify the address of the place to which submissions about the draft statement or amendment may be forwarded and the date by which submissions must be made (being a date that is not less than 30 days after the date of publication of the notice under subsection (1) (a)).
90D Consideration of submissions by Chief Executive
(1) The Chief Executive must consider all written submissions received by the Chief Executive on or before the date specified in the notice.(2) The Chief Executive may alter the draft statement or amendment to take account of those submissions.(3) The Chief Executive must adopt the Priorities Action Statement or amendment (with or without alterations) within 4 months after the end of the period allowed for the making of submissions about the draft statement or amendment.
90E Review to include report on achievements
As part of each review of the Priorities Action Statement, the Chief Executive is to include in the Priorities Action Statement a report on achievements in implementing the strategies established by the Priorities Action Statement during the period to which the review applies.