Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Environmental Protection Act 1994

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The objective of this Act is to protect QLD environment while allowing for development that improves total quality of life in a way that maintains ecological processes (i.e. ecologically sustainable development). The Act lists obligations and duties to prevent environmental contamination and environmental harm/nuisances and outlines enforcement tools that can be utilised when acts of non-compliance are identified.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

This legislation has the potential to impact (i.e. prevent or change the scope) proposed agricultural developments if anticipated impacts are likely to cause material harm to the environment.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

State of the Environment Report

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Queensland Legislation. →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.