The NSW community is faced with many significant issues due to the demands placed on our environment. Education, compliance and regulation all play a part in improving our environment. The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) works together with the NSW community to help protect the environment. OEH has a regulatory role in relation to biodiversity, Aboriginal cultural heritage, waters and rivers, wildlife management and native vegetation and continues to undertake active programs to contain and reduce soil degradation and invasive pests and weeds. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) focuses on minimising pollution and any risks to human health associated with use of hazardous materials, pesticides and waste, and on improving water quality, reducing the impacts of waste, air emissions and noise and regulating our forest activities.
Regulating water quality and managing water for the environment
Contacts and advice for reporting pollution
Improving our air quality and reporting air pollution
Maintaining and improving the condition of the State's land and soil resources
Coordinated management to control the spread and impact of invasive species
The NSW Government is introducing a program of pest control by licensed individuals