- vertebrate fauna
- invertebrate fauna
- vascular flora
- non-vascular flora
- communities of flora or fauna
- aquatic taxa or communities of flora or fauna in marine environments
- aquatic taxa or communities of flora or fauna in inland aquatic environments
- taxa or communities of flora or fauna in terrestrial environments
- potentially threatening processes.
Recent Scientific Advisory Committee reports
When the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) makes a recommendation in regard to a nomination, a report is prepared which states the Committee's recommendation and a summary of the evidence supporting it. These reports form the basis for public submissions, in the case of preliminary recommendations, or for the Minister's decision, in the case of final recommendations. The following recommendation arose from the Committee's meeting in March 2017. Note that the PDF versions provided below are the official signed documents of the SAC.
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Habitat clearance, toxic waste impacts and change to hydrology/chemistry as a result of iron ore mining processes (PDF, 2.8 MB)
Habitat clearance, toxic waste impacts and change to hydrology/chemistry as a result of iron ore mining processes (accessible version) (DOC, 74.5 KB)
The SAC welcomes comments on the preliminary recommendation. Public comments on the above preliminary recommendation may be made to the SAC until Friday 26 May 2017. Submissions can either support or reject a Preliminary Recommendation and can be posted to the address below or emailed to the Committee via the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to make a submission, the attached document explains how this can be done.
For further information on any recommendations of the SAC, please contact the SAC Secretary as follows:
Secretary, Scientific Advisory Committee
c/o Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
2/8 Nicholson St.
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
To obtain copies of earlier SAC recommendation reports, please contact: the Secretary, Scientific Advisory Committee, on (03) 9637 9869