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.
An 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.