Guidelines for Enforceable Undertakings

An enforceable undertaking is a voluntary and binding agreement to deliver tangible benefits for the environment and community.

15 November 2018
Office of Environment and Heritage
Publication, Policies and guidelines
  • ISBN 978-1-92575-481-0
  • ID OEH20180570
  • File PDF 95KB
  • Pages 12
  • Name enforceable-undertaking-guidelines-180570.pdf

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Environment, Energy and Science (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
  • the Native Vegetation Act 2003
  • parts of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

This policy is to be used when proposing an enforceable undertaking in relation to matters under the Acts listed. It discusses the purpose of enforceable undertakings, possible terms of any negotiated enforceable undertaking, and the factors considered deciding whether to accept an enforceable undertaking.