To construct the Googong Township subdivision, urban development works and the Googong Township Integrated Water Cycle Project, an approval was required under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Approval for these works was granted under sections 130(1) and 133 by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (now Department of the Environment) on 19 May 2011.
Some of the Conditions of Approvals included:
- Preparation, approval and implementation of a Pink-tailed Worm-lizard Protection and Management Plan.
- Preparation, approval and implementation of a Googong Foreshores Interface Management Strategy.
- Fence and sign Hoary Sunray (Leucochrysum albicans var.tricolour) habitat as 'no go areas' during construction.
- Publish a report annually addressing the compliance with each of the Conditions of Approval.