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Exporting bush from the Bush Capital threatens biodiversity

Bushland will be “moved” from the ACT to neighbouring NSW.

This is one recommendation in the ACT government’s draft environmental offset policy, now being finalised in light of public submissions.

In an attempt to balance urban expansion with the ongoing loss of threatened species in the Bush Capital, the ACT government proposes that impacts from development on threatened species in the ACT must be offset by restoring equivalent biodiversity elsewhere, including in NSW.