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Threatened Ecological Communities at risk of Serious and Irreversible Impacts nomination form

The purpose of this form is to provide a nomination to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water for the addition to, or removal of a Threatened Ecological Community from the published Serious and Irreversible Impacts list.


This form may also be used to nominate a change to the current Serious and Irreversible Impacts (SAII) principles that a Threatened Ecological Community (TEC) is listed under. In addition, it may be used to provide feedback on a proposed update to a SAII TEC listing on public display.

This nomination form consists of a series of questions to help you provide the information necessary to address the criteria for SAII listing. If additional information is required to support your nomination, you will be contacted to provide this.

Please also refer to the Guidance to assist a decision-maker in determining a serious and irreversible impact, section 9.1 of the Biodiversity Assessment Method and the department's Serious and irreversible impacts webpage for information on the SAII criteria and the current list of SAII entities.

This form is designed for TECs only. If you wish to nominate a threatened species (or endangered population) for addition, amendment to applicable principles, or removal from the published SAII list, please use the species nomination form.

Nomination process

Once the department receives a nomination that is adequately supported with evidence, it will be publicly displayed. The nomination and any feedback received during the public display period will be reviewed by the Science, Economics and Insights Division and an internal subject matter expert. If the decision is made that the TEC does meet the criteria for listing as at risk of SAII or that its current listing needs to be changed, this will occur at the next annual update to the list of entities. Changes are made to the list of entities based on the precautionary principle and the best available scientific information.

Accredited assessors and subscribing local government officers are notified when changes occur to the list.

The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.


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