Compliance Policy

We implement a range of programs and actions that promote compliance. These compliance activities support our legislative responsibilities to protect the natural environment and cultural heritage across NSW.

1 March 2018
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Policies and guidelines, Policy
  • ISBN 978-1-92575-311-0
  • ID OEH20180059
  • File PDF 542KB
  • Pages 21
  • Name compliance-policy-180059.pdf

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.