Nature conservation

Biodiversity Reform

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel

Advisory and legislative functions

The Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel (BCAP) provides independent, expert advice to the Minister administering the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 on management of biodiversity conservation and to the Environment Agency Head on any proposed declaration of an area of outstanding biodiversity value.

Composition of the Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel

BCAP is established under section 14.2 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW.) Schedule 2 of the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 governs the provisions relating to members and procedure of the panel.

Following an extensive recruitment process, six appointments were made to the panel on 30 August 2018:

  • Professor Graciela Metternicht (Chairperson)
  • Professor Jeffery Bennett
  • Mr Martin Fallding
  • Professor Richard Kingsford
  • Professor Angela Moles
  • Professor Zada Lipman


Page last updated: 27 August 2019