Support for implementing biodiversity reforms

Local government is a key partner in implementing biodiversity reforms.


The Department has prepared a range of guidance materials to support Councils to implement the biodiversity reforms.

Regional help desks

Contacts for regionally based support are:

Region Host organisation Contact
Metropolitan Sydney North The Hills Shire Council Shaun Hunt
(02) 9843 0583
0403 997 326
Metropolitan Sydney South City of Canterbury Bankstown Council Kirsten McWhirter 
0417 553 179
Hunter and Central Coast Hunter Councils Leesa Swan
0418 672 360
North Coast Bellingen Shire Council Leesa Swan
0418 672 360
New England North West and northern Far West Gwydir Shire Council Anne Coote
0408 007 163  
Central West and Orana and central Far West Cowra Shire Council Leesa Swan
0418 672 360
South East and Tablelands and Illawarra Shoalhaven Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Leesa Swan
0418 672 360
Riverina and Murray and southern Far West Riverina East Regional Organisation of Councils Leesa Swan
0418 672 360