Umwelt delivers seminars on Biodiversity Reforms

The NSW Government is planning to commence the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and its associated Biodiversity Offset Scheme on 25 August 2017. Umwelt, in partnership with McCullough Robertson Lawyers, led seminars in both the Hunter Region and Sydney in June 2017 to provide information on this components of the Government’s land management and biodiversity conservation reforms for proponents, local government and consultants.

These seminars offered an overview of the draft Regulations and supporting products. Emphasis on the Biodiversity Offset Scheme was delivered by Umwelt’s Ecology Practice Leader, Travis Peake and Senior Ecologist Kate Connolly, to assist stakeholders in navigating the new legislation.

Both sessions were supported by detailed discussions and presentations on the legal framework by Samantha Daly. The seminars were a very successful and well attended event for a subject that poses many questions in the biodiversity assessment space. Umwelt is uniquely placed with eight Accredited BioBanking Assessors and in-depth knowledge of the transition and application of the new Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM).