Overview of action statements
Once a species, community or threatening process is listed, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 requires that an action statement be prepared by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in consultation with relevant stakeholders as soon as possible following its listing.
Action statements have become the primary tool of the FFG Act used to identify management actions to conserve or manage listed items. Their purpose is to report on past management actions, establish a set of new management actions, and may include additional information on what needs to occur in the future to conserve and manage a taxon or community or threatening process.
Specifically, they contain the following information:
- A summary of our knowledge of the listed item including description, distribution, habitat, life history and ecology and important populations;
- Conservation status both statewide and federally;
- Key threats to populations, eg. Loss of habitat, habitat degradation, inappropriate fire regimes, pest plants and animals, etc.;
- A summary of past management actions;
- Intended management actions to help secure populations and enable their long-term persistence; and
- Other considerations including socio-economic matters and climate change implications.
While DELWP provides the principal leadership and direction on the development and implementation of action statements, this is done in close collaboration with a range of stakeholders to ensure we meet our shared conservation objectives and deliver the most strategic and effective actions. Key partners include government departments and agencies, scientific experts, environmental non-government organisations, community groups, land managers, and private landholders.
There are currently hundreds of action statements in various stages of development. In order to prioritise our approach, the focus of our current work program is to develop and revise and publish action statements for high profile species. Focussing our efforts and directing our resources towards the production of action statements for these taxon, communities and threats will help us to ensure that high quality and up-to-date documents are available to the public in a timely way, in accordance with community expectations.
Draft action statements open for public comment
Members of the public are invited to provide comment on the final draft of action statements. Draft action statements will be made available for consultation on this website for a period of 30 days. All comments will be carefully considered by DELWP in finalising plans and we greatly value your input.
There are currently no draft action statements open for public consultation.
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Page last updated: 02/03/20