Comments on this assessment closed 22 January 2021. The text and documents below remain available for reference only.
Comment on listing assessment
Invitation to comment
You are invited to provide your views about:
- the eligibility of Persoonia mollis subsp. revoluta for inclusion on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) list of threatened species
- the necessary conservation actions for this species.
The assessment of this species is being led by New South Wales (NSW) through the Common Assessment Method. The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee has made a preliminary determination that this species is eligible for listing in the Vulnerable category. A copy of the Preliminary Determination and Conservation Assessment Report is available on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website. These documents are currently on public exhibition for comment until 22 January 2021. Submissions should be made to the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee, by post or email, following the instructions at the link above.
Common Assessment Method
The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee has undertaken this preliminary assessment using the Common Assessment Method. Following the public exhibition period, and consistent with the intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding for the Common Assessment Method, the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee will provide its Final Determination and Conservation Assessment Report for Persoonia mollis subsp. revoluta, along with any comments received in response to this consultation, to the Commonwealth Threatened Species Scientific Committee for consideration. The Commonwealth Committee will then provide its recommendation for listing under the EPBC Act to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment.
General background information about listing threatened species
The Australian Government helps protect species at risk of extinction by listing them as threatened under Part 13 of the EPBC Act. Once listed under the EPBC Act, the species becomes a Matter of National Environmental Significance (MNES) and must be protected from significant impacts through the assessment and approval provisions of the EPBC Act.
In order to determine if a species is eligible for listing as threatened under the EPBC Act, the Committee must determine if the species is eligible for listing against a set of criteria. These criteria are outlined in the Guidelines for assessing the conservation status of a native species.
As part of the assessment process, consultation is undertaken with the public and stakeholders. Information provided through the consultation process, whether run by the Committee or a state/territory agency under the Common Assessment Method agreement, is considered by the Committee in making its final recommendation to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment regarding the eligibility of the species for listing under a particular category and what conservation actions might be appropriate. The Minister decides to add, or not to add, the species to the list of threatened species under the EPBC Act.
How can I get involved?
Read the assessment documents
A copy of NSW’s Preliminary Determination and Conservation Assessment Report is available on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.
Send your comments
The views of experts, stakeholders and the general public are welcome. Responses can be provided by any interested person.
Submissions are required to be submitted by 22 January 2021.
Submissions are to be provided in writing either by mail or email to the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee, following the instructions on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website for preliminary determinations.
All responses received will be provided in full to the Commonwealth Threatened Species Scientific Committee and to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment.
The final advice by the Committee will be published on the department’s website following the listing decision by the Minister.
Information provided through consultation may be subject to freedom of information legislation and court processes. It is also important to note that under the EPBC Act, the deliberations and recommendations of the Committee are confidential until the Minister has made a final decision on the nomination, unless otherwise determined by the Minister.
Any personal information that you provide within, or in addition to, your comments in the threatened species assessment process may be used by the Department for the purposes of its functions relating to threatened species assessments, including contacting you if we have any questions about your comments in the future.
Further, the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have agreed to share threatened species assessment documentation (including comments) to ensure that all States and Territories have access to the same documentation when making a decision on the status of a potentially threatened species. This is also known as the ‘common assessment method’. As a result, any personal information that you have provided in connection with your comments may be shared between Commonwealth, State or Territory government entities to assist with their assessment processes.