Consultation will continue

Over the coming months Government will continue to develop other detailed components of the package, including the Native Vegetation Regulatory Map and wildlife codes of practice. Further consultation will take place before these elements of the reforms commence.

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Public Submissions from 2017 Consultation

Consultation on the draft Regulations and other key products to support the Government's new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 took place between 10 May and 21 June 2017.

The summary of submissions report provides an overview of the issues that were raised in submissions. This report does not provide the NSW Government’s response to the issues raised in submissions.

Click here for the Summary of Submissions Report 2017 (PDF, 1320kb)

A total of 8924 submissions were received, including 8382 campaign submissions. Click here to read submissions where the author has provided OEH with permission to publish. 


The following resources were on exhibition in May and June 2017:

Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets and submission guides were prepared to help explain the products on exhibition in May and June 2017:

Archive of Public Consultation Documents from 2016

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 from 2016 Consultation

The Summary of Submissions Report 2016 (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.