Regulation summaries

This page contains summaries of regulations administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage. Under each regulation name there are also links to the full text of the regulation (from the NSW legislation website) and, where available, further information relevant to the operation of the regulation.

Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Regulation 2014

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This Regulation:

  • provides for the management, use and regulation of the lands vested in the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust
  • allows for the issuing of penalty notices in relation to certain offences committed on those lands
  • makes provision for the composition of the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Community Consultative Committee, as well as the appointment and removal of members of that Committee.

Coastal Protection Regulation 2011

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This Regulation:

  • regulates development below the mean high water mark 
  • specifies that the requirements in the Code of Practice published by the OEH in August 2013 apply to temporary coastal protection works. Failure to comply with the Code is not an offence although non-complying development will not be temporary coastal protection works.
  • provides for the authorisation of certain people for the purposes of the Coastal Protection Act 1979
  • prescribes certain offences as penalty notice offences and prescribes penalty notice amounts.

Heritage Regulation 2012

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This Regulation:

  • prescribes the forms to be used and fees applicable when making applications
  • prescribes the minimum standards of maintenance and repair of buildings, works and relics, ruins and moveable objects listed on the State Heritage Register or located in a precinct listed on the Register
  • prescribes classes of items that are required to be entered in a Heritage and Conservation Register.

Local Government (General) Regulation 2005

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Part 5A of the Regulation relates to environmental upgrade agreements under Pt 2A of Chapter 6 of the Local Government Act 1993 (i.e. the only part of the Act administered by the OEH). Part 5A of the Regulation:

  • defines environmental upgrade works that can be made the subject of an environmental upgrade agreement
  • provides for the levying of environmental upgrade charges
  • specifies mandatory guidelines with which council must comply when dealing with environmental upgrade agreements.

National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009

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This Regulation:

  • allows for the regulation of the use of Parks, including conduct generally, traffic and mooring of vessels
  • provides for the maintenance of public health within Kosciuszko National Park specifically
  • obligates Snowy Hydro to comply with the Snowy Plan of Management
  • specifies requirements in respect of licensing and certification
  • provides for the protection and care of fauna
  • provides for the management of Aboriginal land and objects
  • makes administrative arrangements with respect to Boards and Advisory Committees.  

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Native Vegetation Regulation 2013

Full text l More about native vegetation

This Regulation:

  • provides conditions, limits and exclusions on the requirement for development consent for clearing of native vegetation
  • imposes requirements upon Property Vegetation Plans (PVPs)
  • adopts the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology
  • adopts the Private Native Forestry Code of Practice
  • defines ‘rural agricultural management activities’ for which clearing is permitted
  • allows Ministerial Orders to be made that permit the clearing of certain native vegetation in certain circumstances
  • introduces special provisions for vulnerable land
  • prescribes certain offences as penalty notice offences and prescribes penalty notice amounts.

Marine Estate Management Regulation 2009

Full text

This Regulation:

  • allows the relevant Ministers to provide consent
  • requires consent to be refused in certain circumstances
  • allows consent to be refused in certain circumstances
  • provides for the issuing of permits as the form by which consent is issued
  • prescribes the powers of authorised officers
  • prescribes penalty notice offences.

Parramatta Park Trust Regulation 2012

Full text

This Regulation:

  • provides for the management of trust lands
  • provides for the use of trust lands
  • prescribes certain offences as penalty notice offences and prescribes penalty notice amounts.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Regulation 2013

Full text

This Regulation:

  • provides for the use of Trust lands generally including recreational activities, fishing, personal training and exercise, consumption of alcohol, offensive behaviour, public gatherings, bringing animals, camping, driving vehicles
  • allows the Trust to reserve certain land for specific purposes
  • provides for the protection of natural features and structures
  • regulates the use of Trust lands for weddings, fundraising and commercial purposes
  • prescribes certain offences as penalty notice offences and prescribes penalty notice amounts.

Threatened Species Conservation Regulation 2010

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This Regulation:

  • prescribes the criteria for the listing of critically endangered species, endangered species, vulnerable species, endangered populations, critically endangered ecological communities, endangered ecological communities and vulnerable ecological communities
  • provides for the protection of the Little Penguin critical habitat and the Wollemi Pine critical habitat
  • prescribes certain offences as penalty notice offences and prescribes penalty notice amounts.

Threatened Species Conservation (Biodiversity Banking) Regulation 2008

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This Regulation:

  • provides for specific requirements relating to the Biobanking assessment methodology
  • regulates the entering into of Biobanking agreements and land that can be subject to an agreement
  • provides for the retirement of Biobanking credits
  • provides for the payment of the Total Fund Deposit into the Biobanking Trust Fund
  • provides for the payment of management payments from the Biobanking Trust Fund
  • establishes relevant public registers in respect of the Biobanking scheme.

Western Sydney Parklands Regulation 2013

Full text

This Regulation:

  • provides for the management of Western Sydney Parklands
  • provides for the use of Western Sydney Parklands
  • regulates the behaviour of visitors to lands managed by the Western Sydney Parklands Trust
  • prescribes certain offences as penalty notice offences and prescribes penalty notice amounts.

Zoological Parks Regulation 2014

Full Text

This Regulation:

  • regulates entry to zoological parks, including the setting of fees and the place, time and conditions of entry
  • prohibits certain visitor behaviour and allows for visitors to be removed for zoological park lands
  • protects zoological park lands and excludes the public from certain areas
  • regulates the use of vehicles within zoological parks.

 

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Page last updated: 17 March 2015