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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 24 September 2019 at 18:34)
6.12 Biodiversity development assessment report
For the purposes of the biodiversity offsets scheme, a biodiversity development assessment report is a report prepared by an accredited person in relation to proposed development or activity that would be authorised by a planning approval, or proposed clearing that would be authorised by a vegetation clearing approval, that:(a) assesses in accordance with the biodiversity assessment method the biodiversity values of the land subject to the proposed development, activity or clearing, and(b) assesses in accordance with that method the impact of proposed development, activity or clearing on the biodiversity values of that land, and(c) sets out the measures that the proponent of the proposed development, activity or clearing proposes to take to avoid or minimise the impact of the proposed development, activity or clearing, and(d) specifies in accordance with that method the number and class of biodiversity credits that are required to be retired to offset the residual impacts on biodiversity values of the actions to which the biodiversity offsets scheme applies.Note.A biodiversity development assessment report is also used for the assessment of impacts on threatened species and threatened ecological communities, and their habitats, and other impacts under Part 7 (Biodiversity assessment and approvals under Planning Act) even though the impacts may not relate to actions to which the biodiversity offsets scheme applies.