Nature conservation


Biodiversity legislation review

The Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel presented its final report (PDF 1.4MB) to Government on 18 December 2014. The report included recommendations to improve the legislative and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and native vegetation management in New South Wales. In March 2015, the NSW Government committed to implementing all 43 recommendations in the report.

On 3 May 2016 the NSW Government released a draft package of land management and biodiversity conservation reforms in response to the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel's recommendations. The draft packages included the draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill and the draft Bill to amend the Local Land Services Act 2013, as well as other supporting products. The draft package was on public exhibition for eight weeks from 3 May to 28 June 2016 to allow stakeholders and the community to have their say.

The draft reform package, the submissions, and the summary of submissions report are available on the NSW Government's land management and biodiversity conservation reforms web page. The webpage also outlines the next steps for the land management and biodiversity conservation reforms.

Page last updated: 27 February 2017