The governments of NSW and Australia have agreed that the bilateral agreement should be amended in NSW as a result of legislative changes. These amendments include the coming into force of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Act 2017. The bilateral assessment agreement only applies to major projects (for which the NSW Government is the competent approval authority), as it is an agreement between the NSW Government and Australia. In order to achieve streamlining-oriented benefits for all NSW supporters who use the Biodiversity Offering Scheme (BOS) and require authorisation under the EPBC Act, the Australian Government has approved the BOS as part of the EPBC Act Conditions Configuration Policy. The Australian Government has reached a new agreement with New South Wales – Amendment Agreement No. 1. It amends the bilateral agreement signed in 2015 (initial agreement). . . .