What is Biodiversity Certification?
Why is Biodiversity Certification being undertaken for the Airport and surrounding lands?
What does the Draft Biodiversity Certification map show?
How can I understand the Biodiversity Certification proposal in more detail?
The Biodiversity Certification proposal has been developed by an expert in Biodiversity Certification, in consultation with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
The proposal includes terms such as ‘Biometric Vegetation Type’, ‘Ecosystem Credits’, ‘Red Flag Variation Criteria’ and ‘Credit discounting’. It includes planning for a large number of vegetation types and for fauna, with the aim of providing secure habitat for such species in the long term.
Council staff will aim to provide feedback on any detailed questions during the exhibition period, in consultation with Ecological Australia.
What is the process after community consultation?
The Draft Biodiversity Certification assessment and strategy will be exhibited for a minimum of 30 days, after which all submissions will be reported to a future Council meeting for consideration.
Subject to any necessary amendments, the Draft Biodiversity Certification assessment and strategy would then be referred to the NSW Environment Minister for endorsement.
The Ministerial order granting biodiversity certification on the land (Biodiversity Certification Order) is the legal instrument that details the certification, including any requirements for implementing identified conservation measures.
For further information
If you have any questions that are not addressed above, please contact Council’s Senior Strategic Planner, Sandra Bush on: 02 6581 8111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org