New fund set to im­prove en­vi­ron­men­tal out­comes

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A new con­ser­va­tion frame­work will be es­tab­lished to max­imise the value of en­vi­ron­men­tal off­sets from ma­jor in­dus­trial pro­jects ap­proved for the Pil­bara.

En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Al­bert Ja­cob said a new con­ser­va­tion fund would en­sure a strate­gic, co-or­di­nated ap­pli­ca­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal off­sets.

“This will de­liver bet­ter con­ser­va­tion out­comes and give the com­mu­nity and in­dus­try greater con­fi­dence in the State’s en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment pro­cesses,” he said.

Un­der the new man­age­ment frame­work, pooled en­vi­ron­men­tal off­set funds would be­come avail­able to im­ple­ment con­ser­va­tion pro­jects, Mr Ja­cob said.

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