Did you know?

Did you know?

We provide daily reports on water quality at beaches around Sydney, with warnings when pollution is likely. Next time you’re going for a swim, check the Beachwatch report before you set out.

For state and local government

Local government

Recycling green waste. OEH

Toolkits and resources

Toolkits and resources to help local councils achieve impressive environmental results.

What's new for government

Energy efficient light bulbs. Matt Lauder/OEH

Key NSW government environment initiatives and policies

The NSW government is committed to environmental sustainability and OEH has developed and implemented an extensive range of policies and programs to progress towards this. These include:

Page last updated: 30 January 2014

Environmental legislation

OEH's responsibilities and powers under NSW environmental legislation.

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Heritage sites

NSW has a diverse heritage that includes buildings, gardens, landscapes, archaeological sites, monuments, Aboriginal places and shipwrecks.

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Climate change risk assessment for local government

The Office of Environment and Heritage has prepared a guide for local government to help in its assessment of potential risks from climate change.

View the guide