Submission to the EPBC Act Cost Recovery Consultation

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities’ consultation process on the proposed introduction from December 2012 of cost recovery under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The BCA recognises the importance of maintaining Australia’s sound environmental regulatory standards. The maintenance of these standards should occur taking a risk management approach and ensuring regulations are streamlined and outcomes focused.

Recent decisions through Council of Australian Governments aimed at streamlining aspects of environmental regulations are to be commended and every effort should be made to remove “green tape”, complexity and duplication at different levels of government.

Read or download the Business Council of Australia Submission to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Cost Recovery Consultation using the link below.