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Preliminary Position Statement No 9 – Environmental Offsets: Comments by the Conservation Commission of Western Australia

By Government of Australia
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It is pleasing to see that the Environmental Protection Authority is aiming to achieve more rigour in assessing the need for and the appropriateness of particular offset initiatives. Offsets have been an important aspect of environmental management and decision making in Western Australia for many years. The Commission is particularly interested in the maintenance or enhancement of ecological function and biodiversity as an outcome of offsets and the following comments are made in that light.