The assessment was verified by the Former Office for Environment and Heritage, as documented in the recommendation and decision reports (PDF 24.6MB). As biodiversity certification addresses the potential impact on biodiversity in early planning for land-use change, it encourages planning authorities and landowners to design their development footprint in a way that avoids and minimizes impacts on lands with biodiversity values. Ideally, these areas are protected from the effects of future developments. On 19 September 2014, Robert Stokes, Minister of the Environment, issued a biodiversity certification order on Broulee (PDF 870KB). The Broulee Biodiversity Certification will allow the development of the rest of the village of Broulee, the extension of Moruya airport and the development of the Moruya race course. The reasons for the Minister`s decision are set out in the recommendation report (PDF 2MB). The Minister of the Environment, Mr Hon. . . .