Biodiversity Certification Agreement

Biodiversity certification can be applied to a wide range of proposals and is available for urban and rural areas. The Ministry of Planning, Industry and the Environment maintains a registry of contracts that precede biodiversity certification in accordance with Section 126ZU of the Repealed Species Protection Act. Because biodiversity certification focuses on the potential effects on biodiversity when planning for land use changes early, it encourages planning authorities and landowners to design their development footprints to avoid and minimize effects on land with biodiversity values. Ideally, these areas are protected from the effects of future development. As a result, two types of biodiversity certification are available: to compensate for the biodiversity effects associated with the development of the country certified in biodiversity of 8.11 hectares, the biodiversity certification strategy includes the acquisition and retirement of biodiversity credits „Like for like“ in the field of biodiversity certification (BA221). This biobanking agreement covers a total of 46.82 hectares of local vegetation, including two threatened ecological communities and many individuals of threatened flora. The Redgum Ridge Estate Western Precinct biodiversity certification will yield positive results for both the environment and the landowner, if development is limited to highly degraded vegetation areas and high-quality environmental areas are protected and managed sustainably under a biobanking agreement. Biodiversity certification offers a biodiversity assessment process optimized for proposed areas for development. The certification covers approximately 10,655 hectares of Wagga Wagga territory, which represents the current and future urban and industrial area around the city of Wagga Wagga. For more details, see the biodiversity certification proposal for the Wagga Wagga 2009 Local Environmental Plan (PDF 1.43MB).

The register contains mandates for biodiversity certification for environmental planning instruments (EPIs) issued under the previous regulation.