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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 September 2019 at 21:40)
Part 7 Division 3 Section 7.11
7.11   Consultation with Minister administering this Act if a Minister is consent authority under Part 4 or determining authority under Part 5
(1)  This section applies to the following:
(a)  development (not being State significant development or complying development) that requires development consent under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 when a Minister is the consent authority,
(b)  an activity that requires environmental impact assessment under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 when a Minister is the determining authority.
(2)  For the purposes of determining the application for any such development consent, the Minister concerned is to consult the Minister administering this Act if the development is likely to significantly affect threatened species. However, consultation is not required if the application is accompanied by a biodiversity development assessment report in accordance with Division 2 and the conditions of the consent require the applicant to retire biodiversity credits to offset the residual impact on biodiversity values of at least the number and class specified in the report.
(3)  For the purposes of any such environmental impact assessment, the Minister concerned is to consult the Minister administering this Act if the activity is likely to significantly affect threatened species. However, consultation is not required if the proponent has obtained a biodiversity development assessment report in accordance with Division 2.
(4)  In consulting under this section, the Minister administering this Act is to provide the Minister who is the consent authority or the determining authority with any recommendations made by the Environment Agency Head.
(5)  The Minister who is the consent authority or the determining authority is to give public notice of any such recommendation that the Minister has not accepted.