Environmental Offsets Calculator Training

In 2015, Umwelt was selected as the training provider for the Environmental Offsets Calculator, an ACT-based tool to assess development and offset sites containing matters of national environmental significance (MNES) listed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the ACT Nature Conservation Act 1980 (NC Act).

The Environmental Offsets Calculator is based on the NSW Biobanking Assessment Methodology, with refinements to reflect ACT values and landscapes. Umwelt is currently developing a training package to train local environmental consultants in the use of the Environmental Offsets Calculator and field assessment methodology to assist in greater uptake of the ACT Environmental Offsets Policy in environmental assessments.