The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 were introduced as part of a package of reforms to allow land owners to:
- improve productivity while responding to environmental risks
- invest in conserving high value vegetation on private land
- streamline approvals and dedicated resources to help reduce the regulatory burden.
Transitioning to this new approach commenced in August 2017. The scope of our audit will include an examination of whether the reforms are achieving their intended objectives.