Public register of private land conservation agreements
Under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 the BCT is required to have a public register of private land conservation agreements. This includes wildlife refuge agreements, funded and unfunded conservation agreements, and biodiversity stewardship agreements.
Information available in this register about each agreement includes agreement identification and commencement date, Local Government Area (LGA), Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia (IBRA) subregion, area of agreement (in hectares), term of agreement, and number and class of biodiversity credits created (if applicable). Additional agreement information will be published with the consent of agreement holders.
Not only is the register a legal requirement, but it is a way for the BCT to ensure transparency in the work that we do. It is also a useful resource for other landholders interested in managing biodiversity on their land, and/or considering entering a conservation agreement.
The list of agreements currently available to view is here. A searchable register will be available in early 2020, including additional information that agreement holders have consented to providing.
For more information, please get in touch by phone on 1300 992 688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.