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This instrument declares that the plan Management of Commercial Harvesting of Protected Flora in Western Australia, 1 July 2018-30 June 2023 (prepared by the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions) is an Approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the purposes of section 303FO of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 27 Jun 2018
To be ceased 27 Jun 2023
Ceased by Self Ceasing

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

DECLARATION OF AN APPROVED WILDLIFE TRADE MANAGEMENT PLAN – MANAGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL HARVESTING OF PROTECTED FLORA IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA – 2018

 

 

I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, as delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy declare under subsection 303FO(2) of the Act, that the plan Management of Commercial Harvesting of Protected Flora in Western Australia,
1 July 2018-30 June 2023
(prepared by the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions) is an Approved Wildlife Trade Management Plan for the purposes of section 303FO of the Act.

This declaration has effect subject to the following conditions applied under section 303FT of the Act:

1.      Harvesting of plants and plant parts in Western Australia is to be done in accordance with the Management of Commercial Harvesting of Protected Flora in Western Australia,
1 July 2018-30 June 2023
.

2.      The approval excludes wild harvested specimens of species listed as threatened under the Act.

3.      The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions must provide a report to the Department of the Environment and Energy on request.  The report must include details of:

·           Harvest records for all harvested taxa;

·           Quotas imposed on the harvesting of any taxa;

·           Enforcement activities, including numbers of investigations, breaches and prosecutions, and details of any remedial action taken; and

·           Results of research carried out in the previous twelve month period.

4.      This declaration is valid for five years from the date of registration of this declaration.

 

Dated this     21st    day of     June       2018

 

Paul Murphy

                                    

Delegate of the Minister for the Environment and Energy

 

A person whose interests are affected by this declaration may, within 28 days, make an application in writing to the Department of the Environment and Energy for the reasons for the decision.

An application for independent review of the decision (under section 303GJ(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), on payment of the relevant fee by the applicant, either within 28 days of receipt of the reasons for the decision, or within 28 days of this declaration if reasons for the decision are not sought. Applications should be made to the Deputy Registrar, AAT in your Capital City. Please visit the AAT’s website at http://www.aat.gov.au/ for further information.

You may make an application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) to access documents relevant to this decision. For further information, please visit http://www.environment.gov.au/foi/index.html.

Further enquiries should be directed to the Director, Wildlife Trade Assessments Section, Department of the Environment and Energy, Email: wta@environment.gov.au, Telephone: (02) 6274 1900 (option 2).