Development guidelines related to OEH land
Guidelines for developments adjoining OEH land and water
Guidelines for developments adjoining land and water managed by the Office of Environment and Heritage (10509devadjdeccw.pdf, 177KB) have been prepared by OEH for use by councils and other consent authorities when assessing development applications that may impact on areas managed by OEH, namely:
OEH also works with the Marine Parks Authority to manage land declared to be a marine park under the Marine Parks Act 1997. The guidelines should also be considered with respect to development adjoining marine parks.
Where the consent authority is of the opinion that the development is likely to have significant adverse impacts on the adjoining OEH estate, it is recommended the consent authority either refuse the application or seek advice from the relevant National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Office.
Guidelines for activities within OEH land and water
Preparing a conservation risk assessment (CRA)
Proposals to undertake 'exempt development' within OEH managed areas may still require OEH approval under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 or National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009.
It is OEH policy to require proponents to submit a conservation risk assessment (CRA) prior to any approval being granted. For further information on undertaking a CRA, contact the relevant National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Office.
Preparing a Review of Environmental Factors (REF)
The Proponents guidelines for the review of environmental factors (110028REFProGde.pdf, 367KB) provide guidance on how to undertake an environmental impact assessment - a review of environmental factors (REF) - for activities on land reserved under the NPW Act. The guide should be used by all proponents (both within and outside OEH).
These guidelines assist in meeting obligations under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and include advice on:
- deciding whether an REF is required
- preparing an REF
- developing the content of the REF
- understanding post-determination requirements.
A template (20110031REFProponentstemplate.doc, 693KB) is also provided for undertaking a review of environmental factors.
Preparing a sustainability assessment
Proposals seeking a lease or licence under s.151 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 must be accompanied by a sustainability assessment (in addition to an REF or CRA). The assessment must address the criteria (20100987SustainabilityAssessmentCriteria.pdf, 249KB) adopted by the Chief Executive of OEH. Proponents should also refer to the sustainability guidelines for more information.
Meeting Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards
Activities involving building or infrastructure works within OEH-managed areas may require certification to demonstrate compliance with the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards.
Proponents should refer to the construction assessment procedures for more information.
Page last updated: 14 August 2012