Get paid for environmental benefits
Are you interested in managing your land in ways that benefit native plants and animals? Increasing bird life, plant diversity and habitat, and ecosystem services such as pollination, soil health and water quality? Do you have land that might be suitable?
Entering into a Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement (BSA) generates biodiversity credits you can sell through the NSW biodiversity market to fund the management of weeds, pests and fire and ecological restoration.
Credit sales can fund a future-proofing strategy for you and your family and provide for ongoing management of your property.
About the NSW biodiversity market
The NSW biodiversity market brings together buyers and sellers of biodiversity credits. The demand for biodiversity credits is expanding rapidly due to the need for more regional housing, renewable energy and other economic development. These projects need to find the right types of biodiversity credits to balance their impact.
The NSW Government is strongly committed to supporting stability and growth in this market. A new $106 million Biodiversity Credits Supply Fund has also been created to provide opportunities to partner with landholders to create and sell biodiversity credits.
Stewardship Expressions of Interest reopen February 2024
The Credits Supply Taskforce has received significant interest from landholders across New South Wales who are interested in setting up Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements. A number of these landholders are establishing agreements.
The Stewardship Expression of Interest (EOI) program will close for new Stewardship Expression of Interests from 6 October 2023, and reopen in February 2024.
The Taskforce is continuing to progress Stewardship Expression of Interests submitted before 6 October 2023. Landholders can continue to submit Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement applications during this time.
These changes have been necessary due to a very strong response from landholders, and to prioritise sites already progressing through the program.
Use the links below to access information and resources about applying for and establishing a Biodiversity Stewardship Agreement.