MfE has developed a proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) which sets out a range of regulated measures that require councils to take a more proactive role in protecting biodiversity.
An NPSIB would fill a significant gap in the way we manage our biodiversity. It would provide national direction and guidance to local councils on how to improve biodiversity management across the country.
The proposed NPSIB applies across public and private land including terrestrial ecosystems and wetlands. It would especially impact the management of biodiversity on private land where many of our threatened species, habitats, and ecosystems are found.
For background information see Developing a national policy statement for indigenous biodiversity.