Biobanking Agreement - New South Wales

Service summary

You will be required to enter into this agreement if you intend to establish a biobank site for the purpose of participation in the Biobanking Scheme. The Scheme enables biodiversity credits to be generated by landowners who commit to enhancing and protecting biodiversity values on their land through a Biobanking Agreement. These credits can then be sold to:

  • Companies seeking to counterbalance (or offset) the impacts of their development activities on biodiversity values; or
  • Entities seeking to invest in conservation outcomes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to enter a Biobanking Agreement, you must:

  • Be the owner, or an owner, of the land upon which you intend to establish a biobank site;
  • Have obtained the written consent of any other owners of that land, or parties with a legal claim to that land; and
  • Submit an expression of interest form.

After you have expressed your interest in establishing a biobank site, you must:

  • Have the land upon which you intend to establish a biobank site assessed by an accredited biobanking assessor;
  • Submit an outline of the management actions you intend to undertake to improve the biodiversity value of your biobank site;
  • Work with the Agency to develop a Biobanking Agreement; and
  • Complete and submit an application form.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
VaryVariation$1,299.00
ApplyApplication$709.00
Licence$1,299.00

Annual fee for biobank site.

CancelCancellation$827.00

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage

Act(s) name

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Threatened Species Conservation Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, BioBanking Team
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
Heritage Division
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
Regional Operations
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Planning and Environment
Office of Environment and Heritage
Lord Howe Island Board


Mailing address:
PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232

Phone:

13 15 55

Phone:

02 9995 5000

Fax:

02 9995 6795
biobanking@environment.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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