Joint management agreements

The Office of Environment and Heritage makes joint management agreements to work with other authorities to protect threatened species.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) can make a joint management agreement with another public authority to manage, regulate or restrict an action that jeopardises the survival of a threatened species, population or ecological community.

These agreements are made under section 121 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

However, before an agreement can be made, submissions from the public and the NSW Scientific Committee must be invited and considered.

Current agreements

Shark netting at Shark Beach, Nielsen Park, Sydney Harbour National ParkAn example is the shark meshing joint management agreement between OEH and the Department of Primary Industries.

This agreement aims to minimise the impact of shark meshing on marine mammals, birds and reptiles.

Read the NSW Shark Meshing (Bather Protection) Program Joint Management Agreement (PDF 525 KB).