Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Nature Conservation Act 2014

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The Act 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.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

If agriculture management activities or developments impact native plants and animals.

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.

Outlines offences for non-compliance in Chapter 6 (Protection of Native Species - Offences) and thereafter.

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

ACT Legislation Register. →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.