Typical offsets for threatened species

Date: 12, Aug, 2021
Author(s):   Megan C. Evans, Fleur Maseyk, Galen Davitt, Martine Maron

Biodiversity offsets are routinely prescribed as conditions of approval for development actions that are likely to result in significant impacts to Matters of National Environmental Significance. This research aimed to identify which threatened species and ecological communities commonly trigger offset requirements under the EPBC Act, and the types of offset activities typically applied for them. This assessment was conducted in consultation with the (then) Department of the Environment and Energy, and staff from relevant Australian state and territory government departments.