Relevant Policy & Legislation

There are several pieces of legislation and policy that have been developed at a Commonwealth, State and Regional level to achieve better management of biodiversity.

Listed are some of the relevant pieces of legislation, plans and policies relating to biodiversity in the Catchment.  This list is by no means comprehensive.

In this section

Biodiversity Strategy for the Goulburn Broken Catchment

Biodiversity underpins the health of our intimately connected natural and managed systems, especially agriculture.

From the Fringe to the Mainstream

From the Fringe to the Mainstream – a strategic plan for integrating native biodiversity 2004-2007 (Goulburn Broken Catchment). The purpose of this plan, also referred to as the Biodiversity Integration Strategy (BIS), was to achieve biodiversity outcomes by increasing the capacity of stakeholders, including partner organisations and groups, to make better decisions. This entailed using funds more wisely and encouraging increased investment in biodiversity.

Goulburn Broken Native Vegetation Plan

The Goulburn Broken Native Vegetation Plan was finalised in 2003 following an extensive process of development with key stakeholders.

Victorian Biodiversity Strategy

Victoria's Biodiversity Strategy was released in 1997 and fulfiled commitments in the National Strategy for the Conservation of Biodiversity and requirements under Victoria's Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1998.

Native Vegetation Permitted Clearing Regulations

In December 2013, changes were made to the Victorian Planning Provisions with regard to biodiversity.

Environment Protection and Biodiversity

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act) came into force on 16 July 2000.

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act and Regulations

The Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 provides the main legal framework for the protection of Victoria's biodiversity, native plants and animals and ecological communities.