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Policy documents

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009NSW agencies must make available on their websites the policy documents that currently guide their decisions, actions and procedures in fulfilling their public functions. The only exceptions are where overriding public interest reasons preclude their release.

'Policy' documents are those documents that OEH uses which affect - or are likely to affect - the rights, privileges or other benefits, obligations, and penalties or other detriments that citizens are or may become entitled, eligible, liable or subject to. These include:

  • documents containing interpretations, rules, guidelines, statements of policy, practices or precedents
  • documents containing particulars of an administrative scheme
  • documents containing a statement of the manner, or intended manner, of administration of any legislative instrument or administrative scheme
  • documents describing the procedures to be followed in investigating any contravention or possible contravention of a legislative instrument or administrative scheme
  • other similar documents.

Various documents can be found on the following pages:

Policy documents not currently available will be progressively placed on the website.

A list of policy documents for the former Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water was previously published in the NSW Government Gazette .

To access a copy of a policy that is not on the website, please refer to the contact arrangements set out on the agency information guide webpage.

Page last updated: 23 May 2013