Archive of public consultation documents

On 3 May 2016 the NSW Government released a draft package of land management and biodiversity conservation reforms in response to the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel’s recommendations.

The draft reform package was on public exhibition for eight weeks from 3 May to 28 June 2016 to allow stakeholders and the community to have their say. Community information sessions, technical workshops and webinars were held across NSW during the consultation period engaging over 1,000 participants. The community were invited to make submissions online or by post. Submissions were also received via NSW Government Ministers and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) ‘Environment Line’ email address. 

The consultation package included:

Additional explanatory material was also made available during consultation to assist stakeholders in the preparation of their submissions:

Public submissions

The summary of submissions report (PDF, 587kb) provides a summary of the issues raised in public submissions. 

A total of 7166 submissions were received, including approximately 6000 form submissions. Click here to read the submissions.