You may require a Biobanking Statement if you intend to undertake development in New South Wales. A Biobanking Statement provides verification that the development you are undertaking does not harm the biodiversity value of the area in which it takes place. The biodiversity value of an area includes the composition, structure and function of ecosystems in that area, including threatened species, populations and ecological communities, and their habitats.
Where a development application relates to land that is part of a critical habitat, or is likely to significantly affect threatened species, populations or ecological communities, or their habitats, you are required to submit a species impact statement with your application. The impact will then be taken into account by the Agency when your application is assessed.
A Biobanking Statement is a voluntary alternative to the current threatened species assessment of significance process under the Environmental Planning legislation.
To apply, complete the Biobanking Statement Application form.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.