The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE – EES; the former Office of Environment and Heritage) administers a range of legislation that together protect the natural environment and heritage in New South Wales. These include:
- the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
- Part 5A of the Local Land Services Act 2013 (as amended in 2016)
- the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
- the Wilderness Act 1987.
To effectively administer this legislation, we implement a range of programs and actions that promote voluntary compliance, and identify and respond to non-compliance.
Compliance programs complement an array of our other programs, such as funding by the Environmental Trust, strategic land-use planning, and education and community engagement. These programs combine to ensure the environment is valued, protected and able to be enjoyed by the New South Wales community.