How key threatening processes are listed

The Biodiversity Conservation Act, 2016 encourages community involvement in the protection of threatened species. Anyone can propose that a key threatening process be listed or removed. The procedure is as follows:

1. A person or organisation sends a nomination to the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee. This can:

  • nominate a particular threat to native plants and animals to be listed as a key threatening process
  • nominate a key threatening process to be removed from the list of key threatening processes.

2. The Committee assesses all nominations, and decides to either accept or reject them.

3. If the Committee accepts a nomination, it will make a preliminary determination to either support or not support the proposal. The preliminary determination is then placed on public exhibition for a period of at least 30 days.

During the public exhibition period, members of the public can send submissions about the determination to the Committee.

4. The Committee then makes a final determination about the matter. In doing this, it must consider all submissions received during the exhibition period. The final determination is also published on this website.

Nominate a key threatening process

To make a nomination, download the form and send it to the Committee. You should include any relevant information that demonstrates the criteria for listing are met. The nomination forms provide guidance on the type of information to include with your nomination.

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Page last updated: 28 August 2017