City council adopts policy seeking 20 per cent biodiversity net gain

A city council has adopted a new supplementary planning document (SPD) that will seek to “encourage” a 20 per cent biodiversity net gain for all new developments, despite concern about “potential significant impacts on viability and land allocations” arising from the policy.

by Michael Donnelly
Hedgehogs: SPD includes policy to support habitat (pic: Greg, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)
Hedgehogs: SPD includes policy to support habitat (pic: Greg, Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

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