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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 24 September 2019 at 19:10)
Part 7 Division 4 Section 7.16
7.16   Proposed development or activity that has serious and irreversible impacts on biodiversity values
(1)  In this section, serious and irreversible impacts on biodiversity values of proposed development or activity means serious and irreversible impacts on biodiversity values as determined under section 6.5 that would remain after the measures proposed to be taken to avoid or minimise the impact on biodiversity values of the proposed development or activity.
(2)  The consent authority must refuse to grant consent under Part 4 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, in the case of an application for development consent to which this Division applies (other than for State significant development), if it is of the opinion that the proposed development is likely to have serious and irreversible impacts on biodiversity values.
(3)  If the Minister for Planning is of the opinion that proposed State significant development or State significant infrastructure that is the subject of an application to which this Division applies is likely to have serious and irreversible impacts on biodiversity values, the Minister:
(a)  is required to take those impacts into consideration, and
(b)  is required to determine whether there are any additional and appropriate measures that will minimise those impacts if consent or approval is to be granted.
(4)  If the determining authority is of the opinion that the proposed activity to which this Division applies is likely to have serious and irreversible impacts on biodiversity values, the determining authority:
(a)  is required to take those impacts into consideration, and
(b)  is required to determine whether there are any additional and appropriate measures that will minimise those impacts if the activity is to be carried out or approved.