This Fact Sheet outlines a range of mechanisms in the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) that can be used to ensure that environmental assessments and decisions regarding development that impacts on matters of national environmental significance consider the impacts of the 2019-2020 bushfire season.
These mechanisms include:
- Re-assessment of impacts
- Reconsideration of “controlled action decisions”
- Varying, suspending or revoking existing approvals
For general background information on the EPBC Act please refer to EDO’s EPBC Act Fact Sheet.