Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Biodiversity Reform

Learn about a new framework for the conservation of biodiversity in NSW

New legislation introduces a balanced approach to land management and biodiversity conservation in NSW. The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Local Land Services Act 2013 commenced on 25 August 2017 to support sustainable development and productive farming that responds to environmental risk.

The Office of Environment and Heritage, Local Land Services, The Biodiversity Conservation Trust and the Department of Planning and Environment each administer components of the new legislation. Visit the NSW Government’s land management and biodiversity conservation reforms webpage for information on the scope of the changes.

Page last updated: 25 January 2019