NOTE: This Cost Recovery Implementation Statement has been superseded by the current Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (October 2014)
About the Cost Recovery Implementation Statement
Cost recovery for environmental impact assessments and strategic assessments will commence on 1 October 2014. The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Cost Recovery) Amendment Act 2014 received Royal Assent on 30 June 2014. The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Cost Recovery) Regulation 2014 was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 9 September 2014.
The Department has published a final Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (July 2014 – June 2015) (CRIS) for information purposes. The Department finalised the CRIS following the making of regulations implementing the cost recovery arrangements. The arrangements detailed in the final CRIS have been agreed by the Minister for the Environment, and are not subject to change.
Further information about cost recovery under the EPBC Act is available below:
- Overview of cost recovery
- Cost recovery - Wildlife Trade Cost Recovery Q&A
- Cost recovery - Environmental Assessments Cost Recovery Q&A
Consultation on cost recovery
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities released a draft Cost Recovery Impact Statement (CRIS) on 10 May 2012 for six weeks of public consultation. The period for comments closed on 21 June 2012. Stakeholder submissions were used to help inform the cost recovery arrangements which are detailed in the final CRIS published in 2014.
The Department released a consultation paper in September 2011, outlining options for recovering the costs of national environmental law regulatory activities. The document was open for public comment until 31 October 2011. Comments received during the consultation period helped inform the draft 2012 CRIS and the final Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (2014-15). For more information on the consultation paper, see: