The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation (Koala Protection)
Amendment Regulation commenced on 7 February 2020 and amends the Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, Planning Regulation 2017, Nature Conservation (Koala)
Conservation Plan 2017 and Vegetation Management Regulation 2012 to provide increased protection to koala habitat areas in South East Queensland (SEQ).
The statutory review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC
Act) commenced on 29 October 2019. The EPBC Act promotes the ecologically sustainable use of natural resources, and provides a regulatory framework to manage and protect
matters of national environmental significance.