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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 16 August 2017 at 23:31)
Part 7 Division 4 Section 126D
126D   Effect of biodiversity certification
While biodiversity certification of the native vegetation reform package is in force, any activity on land within a region (within the meaning of the Local Land Services Act 2013) has the benefit of that biodiversity certification (except any activity excluded from certification under section 126C (4)).
 Biodiversity certification has the following effects:
(a)  the clearing of native vegetation as authorised by a property vegetation plan that is approved while the clearing has the benefit of biodiversity certification is a defence to a prosecution for certain offences under Part 8A of the NPW Act, and
(b)  development consent to clearing of native vegetation that has the benefit of biodiversity certification does not require the preparation of a species impact statement or consultation between Ministers. (See section 14 (4) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003.)