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Question Without Notice No. 759 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 September 2018 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 11 September 2018

WETLAND BUFFER GUIDELINE

759. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the 2005 draft guidelines for the determination of wetland buffer requirements.

(1) Can the minister outline what progress has been made towards finalising the guidelines?

(2) When does the minister expect that the guidelines will be published in their final form?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is working with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to develop a whole-of-government wetland buffer guideline that will supersede the draft 2005 guideline. A working group has been established with representatives from each of these departments and a review of existing documentation is underway.

(2) It is anticipated that this project will be finalised in 2019–20.