Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (s266B) Conservation Advice
10 August 2013
- Conservation Advice for Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh (PDF - 702.88 KB) | (DOCX - 239.88 KB)
- The Threatened species Scientific Committee (the Committee) was established under the EPBC Act and has obligations to present advice to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water (the Minister) in relation to the listing and conservation of threatened ecological communities, including under sections 189, 194N and 266B of the EPBC Act.
- The Committee provided its advice on the Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh to the Minister as a draft of this approved Conservation Advice. In 2013, the Minister accepted the Committee’s advice, adopting it as the approved conservation advice.
- The Minister amended the list of threatened ecological communities under section 184 of the EPBC Act to include the Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh ecological community in the vulnerable category. It is noted that the Coastal Saltmarsh in the NSW North Coast, Sydney Basin and South East Corner bioregions listed as endangered under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 corresponds in part to the Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh ecological community. Currently, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia do not list this ecological community.
- The nomination and a draft description for this ecological community were made available for expert and public comment for a minimum of 30 business days. The Committee and Minister had regard to all public and expert comment that was relevant to the consideration of the ecological community.
- This approved Conservation Advice has been developed based on the best available information at the time it was approved; this includes scientific literature, government reports, advice from consultations with experts, and existing plans, records or management prescriptions for this ecological community.