Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Biodiversity Reform

Learn about a new framework for the conservation of biodiversity in NSW

New legislation introduces a balanced approach to land management and biodiversity conservation in NSW. The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Local Land Services Act 2013 commenced on 25 August 2017 to support sustainable development and productive farming that responds to environmental risk.

The Office of Environment and Heritage, Local Land Services, The Biodiversity Conservation Trust and the Department of Planning and Environment each administer components of the new legislation. Visit the NSW Government’s land management and biodiversity conservation reforms webpage for information on the scope of the changes.

Draft Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy now on public exhibition

The Minister for the Environment has released a Draft Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy 2017-2037 for public consultation. The draft strategy has been prepared by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and is available on the OEH website.

The Strategy, once finalised, will guide the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust to prioritise government investment in private land conservation.

All enquiries and feedback about the draft strategy should be provided to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage at lmbc.support@environment.nsw.gov.au or 1800 931 717.

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 15 December 2017.

Page last updated: 17 November 2017