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Threatened Biodiversity Survey and Assessment: Guidelines for Developments and Activities – Working Draft

By State of New South Wales, Department of Environment and Conservation
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The conservation of threatened plants, animals and their habitats in New South Wales (NSW)
is integral to maintaining species diversity. As the diversity of species and their habitats may
be adversely affected by developments, it is important that informed decisions regarding the
impact of developments can be made. The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979
(EP&A Act) provides the framework for decision-making under the NSW planning system.
Appropriate implementation of this planning system as it relates to threatened biodiversity can
be facilitated by establishing guidelines for the survey and assessment of threatened animals
and plants.