EDO (ACT) recommends that:

  • The ACT government places at the centre of the offsetting scheme the achievement of positive biodiversity outcomes based on robust and objective science.
  • The ACT government takes the recommendations of the Senate (Environment and Communications Committee) Environmental Offsets Report into account when developing the offset framework and that the ACT waits until any subsequent changes are made to the Commonwealth Government’s Offset policy before finalising the ACT offset scheme.