Today's environmental challenges are significant, complex and rapidly changing. At the NSW Environmental Trust, it's our job to engage with the latest expertise, understand the needs of stakeholders and support informed decision-making for investment in our environmental future.
Which is why – every 2 years – the Trust produces a plan detailing proposed projects that address serious and significant environmental issues affecting New South Wales. Known as the prospectus, the goal is to maximise environmental outcomes in New South Wales by investing in projects that are high priority, cost-effective, collaborative, and designed by experts.
We're about to start the process again of developing the next prospectus. In August 2020, the Trust begins Stage 1 by asking stakeholders what the most significant environmental issues are affecting New South Wales.
We will do this through a secure online survey that aims to capture a diverse range of expert and stakeholder views. The results will be published on this website.
In-depth consultation will continue to occur throughout the prospectus process, in each of the distinct stages throughout 2021.
The prospectus is developed through an evidence-based, stakeholder-informed process that is delivered in 3 stages. Each stage provides robust information to enable the Trust board to make decisions. The board's decisions then guide the next stage's development and the approval of the final prospectus.