Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy 2018

The Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy 2018 sets the government's priorities for investing in private land conservation.

A set of short- and long-term targets (5 and 20 years respectively) has been developed to help measure progress in meeting the strategy's environmental and socioeconomic objectives.

The strategy guides the Biodiversity Conservation Trust to deliver the government's investment in private land conservation – $240 million over 5 years and ongoing funding of $70 million each following year, subject to performance reviews.

The strategy is a key component of the government's comprehensive new framework for private land conservation established under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and was published by the Minister for the Environment, following consultation on a draft strategy.

What is the Biodiversity Conservation Trust?

The Biodiversity Conservation Trust was established on 25 August 2017 with the commencement of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. The Trust supports and encourages landholders to enter into agreements to protect biodiversity on their land. Information about the Trust and its functions can be found at NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

What is the relationship between the strategy and the National Parks System Directions Statement?

The National Parks System Directions Statement guides the building of the state's network of public conservation reserves. Together with the Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy 2018, the statement will work towards establishing an integrated protected area system across public and private land in New South Wales.

When was the consultation period?

Members of the community were invited to submit their feedback on the draft strategy by 15 December 2017. Office of Environment and Heritage received 48 submissions. The draft strategy was revised based on the feedback from the submissions. Submissions will be published shortly in accordance with the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

For more information, see the Office of Environment and Heritage privacy page.

How can I get more information about the strategy?

For more information about the strategy, please contact or 1800 931 717.

Page last updated: 02 March 2018