Acts administered by OEH

Explore the Acts and Regulations we administer to help protect, strengthen and make the most of a healthy environment and economy in NSW.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has responsibilities and functions under the following NSW environmental legislation. Under each Act name, there are links to summaries, the full text of the Act (from the NSW legislation website) and, where available, further information relevant to the operation of the Act and to Regulations made under that Act.

Some of these responsibilities and functions are exercised in the name of the Botanic Gardens Trust. Acts administered by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), such as the Protection of the Environment Operations Act (POEO Act), are available on the EPA website.

Acts administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage

Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Area Act 2005
Summary | Full Text

Coastal Protection Act 1979
Summary | Full text| Regulation

Energy and Utilities Administration Act 1987
Note: OEH only administers Part 6A of this Act in so far as it relates to water and water utilities and section 40(1A), and s45 in so far as it relates to Part 6A and section 40(1A).
Summary | Full text | Regulation

Environmental Trust Act 1998
Summary | Full text

Filming Approval Act 2004
Summary | Full text | More about filming and photography

Forestry Restructuring and Nature Conservation Act 1995
Summary | Full text

Forestry Revocation and National Park Reservation Act 1996
Summary | Full text

Forestry Revocation and National Parks Reservation Act 1983
Summary | Full text

Forestry Revocation and National Parks Reservation Act 1984
Summary | Full text

Heritage Act 1977
Summary | Full textRegulation 

Historic Houses Act 1980
Summary | Full text

Lane Cove National Park (Sugarloaf Point Additions) Act 1996
Summary | Full text 

Local Government Act 1993
Note: OEH only administers Part 2A of Chapter 6 (remainder, the Minister for Local Government)
Summary | Full Text

Marine Parks Act 1997 (jointly administered with Department of Primary Industries and Minister for Regional Infrastructure)
Summary | Full textRegulation |More about marine parks

National Park Estate (Land Transfers) Act 1998
SummaryFull text

National Park Estate (Lower Hunter Region Reservations) Act 2006
Summary | Full text

National Park Estate (Reservations) Act 2002
Summary | Full text

National Park Estate (Reservations) Act 2003
Summary | Full text

National Park Estate (Reservations) Act 2005
Summary | Full text 

National Park Estate (Riverina Red Gum Reservations) Act 2010
Summary | Full Text

National Park Estate (South-Western Cypress Reservations) Act 2010
Summary | Full Text

National Park Estate (Southern Region Reservations) Act 2000
Summary | Full text

National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
Summary | Full text | Regulation |More about protected areas and  Aboriginal ownership provisions in the National Parks and Wildlife Act       

National Parks and Wildlife (Adjustment of Areas) Act 2005
Summary | Full text

National Trust of Australia (New South Wales) Act 1990
Summary/Full Text

Native Vegetation Act 2003
Summary | Full text | Regulation | More about Native Vegetation

Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001
Summary | Full text

Soil Conservation Act 1938
Summary | Full Text

Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
Summary | Full text | Regulations | More about threatened species

Wilderness Act 1987
Summary | Full text

Other Acts administered by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Heritage

Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Act 1983
Summary | Full text

Lord Howe Island Act 1953
Summary | Full text | Regulation | More about Lord Howe Island: Department of Environment and Water Resources and Lord Howe Island Marine Park

Parramatta Park (Old Government House) Act 1967
Summary | Full text

Parramatta Park Trust Act 2001 
Summary | Full text | Regulation

Roads Act 1993
Note: so far as it relates to Lord Howe Island (remainder, the Minister for Roads, the Minister for Local Government, and the Minister for Lands)
Full Text l Regulation

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Act 1980
Summary | Full text | Regulation | More about Botanic Gardens Trust

Western Sydney Parklands Act 2006 (jointly administered by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Planning)
Summary | Full text | Regulation

Zoological Parks Board Act 1973
Summary | Full Text | Regulation

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Page last updated: 19 April 2016