Public exhibition of a Preliminary Determination
The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee (NSW TSSC) assesses whether a species, population, ecological community or key threatening process is eligible for listing and forms a preliminary view based on information available to the NSW TSSC at the time of the assessment.
A Preliminary Determination which demonstrates how the species, population, ecological community or key threatening process meets the criteria for listing is placed on public exhibition to encourage comment and to attract additional information relevant to the assessment.
A Conservation Assessment Report which provides more detailed information on the information available to the NSW TSSC and how it was assessed using the Common Assessment Method (CAM) is also made publicly available.
Final Determination and Listing
The NSW TSSC reviews all submission that have been received during the public exhibition period. The NSW TSSC’s assessment is reviewed if additional information relevant to the assessment against the criteria is received.
The Committee will then make a Final Determination to list, delist or amend the threat status of a species or ecological community or list/delist a key threatening process or reject the proposal. If the proposal is accepted the Schedules of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 will be amended when the Final Determination is published on the NSW legislation website.
A Notice of Final Determination demonstrates how the species meets the criteria for listing and the reasons for the listing.
Read more about Final Determinations.
Read more about the Schedules of the Biodiversity Conservation Act.