Previous consultation

The first stage of the review involved talking to the public and stakeholder groups to identify key concerns and potential solutions.

Regional workshops in November 2011

Twelve regional workshops were held across regional NSW in late 2011. The workshops were an opportunity to ask questions about the review and provide feedback on the current regulation of native vegetation.

In a media release Minister Parker said that the sessions provided a good start to the review and thanked everyone who has contributed to the review so far.

Input from community members at each meeting were recorded.  Links to the meeting notes on each catchment management authority website are below.

Cooma, Southern Rivers CMA
Tuesday 15 November, 9:30am–12:30pm


Condobolin, Lachlan CMA
Friday 18 November, 9:30am–12:30pm

Gunnedah Bowling Club, Namoi CMA
Tuesday 15 November, 1:00pm–4:00pm


Goulburn, Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA
Monday 21 November, 9:30am–12:30pm

Tocumwal, Murray CMA
Wednesday 16 November, 9:30am–12:30pm


Wagga Wagga, Murrumbidgee CMA
Monday 21 November, 9:30am–12:30pm

Cobar, Western CMA
Thursday 17 November, 9:30am–12:30pm


Narromine, Central West CMA
Thursday 24 November, 9:30am–12:30pm

Ashford, Border Rivers/Gwydir CMA

Friday 18 November, 3:30-6:30pm


Maitland, Hunter-Central Rivers CMA
Friday 25 November, 9:30am–12:30pm

Wentworth, Lower Murray Darling CMA
Friday 18 November, 10:00am–1:00pm

Grafton, Northern Rivers CMA
Friday 25 November, 9:30am–12:30pm

Stakeholder reference group

A stakeholder reference group was established to provide input to the review including identifying issues with the current Regulation and reform proposals.

The groups includes representatives from:

  • NSW Farmers Association
  • Total Environment Centre
  • Nature Conservation Council of NSW
  • Local Government and Shires Association
  • NSW Forest Products Association
  • Timber Communities Australia
  • Australian Forest Growers Association

Native vegetation survey

A survey on experiences with the way government regulates native vegetation was conducted from 10 November 2011 to 30 March 2012. The survey was designed to give the public an alternative way of providing input to the review. Over 400 people completed the survey.

An independent expert has been engaged to analyse the survey responses. A fact sheet summarising the survey results along with the full report will be made available on this website once the independent expert has completed their analysis.

Results of the survey were analysed by an independent expert and the survey analysis report can be viewed here.

The results of the survey will be used to inform the review.

Page last updated: 14 June 2013