The Koala Habitat Protection Guideline has been developed to support the Koala Habitat Protection SEPP which commenced on 1 March 2020.
The Guideline has two key aims:
- To guide councils on how to prepare Koala Plans of Management
- To standardise the process that applicants are to follow and consent authorities to implement when preparing and assessing development applications
Between 2 March 2020 until 6 April 2020, the Department has welcomed feedback from stakeholders and the community on the draft Guideline. Following this exhibition, the Department considered all feedback and finalised the Guideline on 16 October 2020.
The submissions report, summarising feedback received and how the Department has responded to submissions can be viewed here.