An independent panel undertook a review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. The purpose of the review was to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms remain appropriate for securing those objectives.
The independent review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act was tabled in Parliament on 24 August 2023 by the NSW Minister for Environment and is now published.
Statutory review of the native vegetation provisions of the Local Land Services Act 2013
The statutory review of the native vegetation provisions of the Local Land Services Act 2013 has been completed and the final report was tabled in NSW Parliament by the Minister for Agriculture on 24 August 2023. For more information see the Local Land Services website.
Next steps: responding to the report
The NSW Government will now consider both reviews, in consultation with key stakeholders, while developing a whole of government response.
About the independent review
The independent review panel was led by Dr Ken Henry AC, and supported by Mr Mike Mrdak AO, Dr John Keniry AM and Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman.
The review was supported by public consultation. More information and supporting documents are available at the web link below.