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ACT Nature Conservation Act review

2011: The Red Hill Bush Regenerators Group submitted a comprehensive response to the invitation to comment on the discussion paper as it applied to the Red Hill Nature Reserve.

The Nature Conservation Act 1980 is the chief legislation for the protection of native plants and animals in the ACT and for the management of the conservation reserve network.

The Act protects native plants and animals, and provides management authority for conservation lands. It provides the legal underpinning of nature conservation policy, management and action across the Territory.

A review of the Act is being undertaken by the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water on behalf of the ACT Government.

A Discussion Paper on the review of the Act seeks input from the ACT and wider community into the review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980. It is intended to help individuals and organisations prepare submissions to the review. It is not intended to limit comment. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to provide information and comment on any issues that they consider relevant, in addition to the issues identified in this discussion paper. A copy of the Nature Conservation Act 1980 is available here.

The first step of the Nature Conservation Act 1980 review was the appointment of Marsden and Jacob Associates (MJA) to provide advice on the form, scope, function, policy, principles and objectives of contemporary best practice nature conservation legislation.

Submissions
All submissions will be considered in understand the review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980. Submissions will be treated as public documents and displayed on the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water website.

 

Submissions close on 18 February 2011.

Submissions may be emailed to: environment@act.gov.au
or sent to:
Senior Manager, Natural Environment and Resource Management
Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601