Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

Biodiversity Reform

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

New legislation has introduced 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 Department of Planning, Industry and Environment administers various 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: 19 August 2019