Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

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EPBC Act 1999

EPBC Act 1999

What is the Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain?

The Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain is a native grassland which is a critically endangered ecological community under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The vegetation is dominated by a native ground layer of tussock-forming perennial grasses interspersed with a variety of wildflowers. Few, if any, large shrubs and trees are present.

Read the full Act:

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (PDF – 16 pages, 1.6MB)

Visit the new DEWHA website

Further resources:

How EPBC Act applies to farming – information sheet

Farmers and the national environment law (EPBC Act)

National Farmers Federation – Natural Resource Management

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