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?
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.