Friday, February 23, 2024

National light pollution policy under review

Councils are being invited to make a submission on proposed updates to the National Light Pollution Guideline.

The Federal Government has developed a draft Ecological Communities Appendix and Terrestrial Mammal Appendix to the Light Pollution Guidelines.  As these guidelines are national, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is seeking feedback on the development of the policy.

The guidelines provide a framework for managing the impacts of artificial light at night on susceptible wildlife and ecological communities, for example turtle breeding grounds and coral reefs in north Queensland.

To provide input, visit the Consultation hub (dcceew.gov.au).

The consultation is open until 27 February 2023.

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