Register to provide environmental record
Environment Minister Albert Jacob has launched the Western Australian Environmental Offsets Register.
The register will provide a public database on environmental offsets, designed to counterbalance the impact of development on environmental and biodiversity values.
Environmental Offsets Register website |
Mr Jacob said the register would provide a consolidated record of environmental offsets, such as Ministerial conditions imposed following assessment by the Environmental Protection Authority and conditions of clearing permits.
He said it was a significant measure in the State Government's approval reforms that had been strongly supported across government, industry and environment groups.
"The design of the register has been strongly guided and influenced by stakeholder groups including the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, WWF, Conservation Council, Chamber of Minerals and Energy, Urban Development Industry Association, Property Council, and the Housing Industry Association," the Minister said.
"I am confident that the register will promote transparency and accountability in the administration of offsets."
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