Accreditation as a Biodiversity Assessor - New South Wales

Description

You will require this accreditation if you intend to act as a Biodiversity Assessor. An accredited Biodiversity Assessor assesses the likely impact on biodiversity at development sites.

A Biodiversity Assessor must conduct these evaluations according to the Biodiversity Assessment Method, and will publish the results of the assessment in a Biodiversity Assessment Report.

Reports prepared by an Accredited Biodiversity Assessor will contain information on how the proposed development will minimise harm, what harm may be categorised as serious or irreversible, and the offset obligation that would be required to offset the biodiversity impact of the development (expressed in terms of biodiversity credits).

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 for accreditation, you must demonstrate that you have successfully completed relevant training in biodiversity assessment, are a fit and proper person, and have knowledge, skills or experience that are appropriate to exercise the functions required under the Biodiversity Assessment Method.

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

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Accreditation as a Biodiversity Assessor - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Biodiversity Assessment Method - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Biodiversity Assessment Method Order 2017 NSW

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Office of Environment and Heritage

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Head Office

Office of Environment and Heritage

Department of Planning and Environment

Operating address: Level 14
59 - 61 Goulburn Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX A290
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232
Phone: 02 9995 5000
Phone: 13 15 55
Fax: 02 9995 5999
Email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au
Website: Office of Environment and Heritage (Opens in new window)