Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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National Enviromental Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995
State/Territory Legislation,

The Aim of the Act is to ensure that people are equally protected from air, water, soil, and noise pollution through the establishment of a National Environment Protection Council (NEPC). The object of this Act is to ensure that, by means of the establishment and operation of the National Environment Protection Council— (a) people enjoy the benefit of equivalent protection from air, water or soil pollution and from noise, wherever they live in Australia; and (b) decisions of the business community are not distorted, and markets are not fragmented, by variations between participating jurisdictions in relation to the adoption or implementation of major environment protection measures.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Federal Legislation,

This Act provides a legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places - defined in the EPBC Act as MNES (Matters of National Environmental Significance). The Act is designed to provide a streamlined environmental assessment and approvals process where matters of national environmental significance are involved.

Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993
P4 C7
State/Territory Legislation,

Requires that effects on the environment are considered when decisions are made about the use and development of land.

State Policies and Projects Act 1993
P4 C7
State/Territory Legislation,

Requires the Tasmanian Planning Commission to publish a State of the Environment Report once every five years. This is used to inform future land-use planning and environmental management.

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984
State/Territory Legislation,

An Act to make better provision for the use, protection and management of certain public lands and waters and the flora and fauna thereof, to establish the Conservation and Parks Commission, and for incidental or connected purposes.

Environmental Protection Act 1986
State/Territory Legislation,

The Act provides for “the prevention, control and abatement of pollution and environmental harm, for the conservation, preservation, protection, enhancement and management of the environment and for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing”.

To protect the environment of the State by taking into consideration 5 key principles. 1: Precautionary principle, 2: intergenerational equity, 3: conservation of biological diversity and ecological integrity, 4: improved valuation, pricing, and incentive mechanisms, 5: principle of waste minimisation.

Nature Repair Act 2023
Federal Legislation,

The bill seeks to establish a national voluntary biodiversity certificate. Where when a landowner undertakes an activity that enhances or protects biodiversity, they can apply for a biodiversity certificate. The Clean Energy Regulator acts as the approver of certificates in the market.

Nature Conservation Act 1992
State/Territory Legislation,

The object of this Act is the conservation of nature while allowing for the involvement of indigenous people in the management of protected areas in which they have an interest under Aboriginal tradition or Island custom. The Act makes provisions to conserve and protect fauna, flora, and geological diversity found within the State. It makes provisions to categorises flora and fauna into three categories: ‘Vulnerable’, ‘Endangered’, and ‘Presumed Extinct’. A full list of threatened species updated monthly in the Threatened Species Listing Report.

Environmental Protection Act 1994
P4 C7
State/Territory 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.

Environment Protection Act 2019
P4
State/Territory Legislation,

To protect the environment and ensure actions do not have an “unacceptable impact on the environment, now or in the future”. Take into account the impact of a changing climate when planning, assessing, and executing proposed actions. The Act establishes an Environmental Offsets Framework to promote the avoidance, mitigation, and management of environmental impacts associated with developments/other activities. The Act requires project developers to go through environmental impact assessments and obtain Ministerial approvals for certain proposed actions.