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NPWS & OEH need to protect the environment & our extremely important wildlife from these people who are only thinking of there own pockets. Farmers & Developers really don't care unless it makes money. When will this madness end..This is inappropriate, developers & farmers are the most destructive. They care NOT. Need to be tighter restrictions on these people...or our habitat, wildlife & environment are heading for destruction. . Why is e government proposing to back the damn farmers as these are the people who are destroying vital habitat Someone has to step up & help the environment before it's too bloody late Farmers & Developers need to have a tight reign held on them or they will try to get away with blue bloody murder I am a member of an accredited Wildlife organisation & I have seen the cruelty inflicted by humans.. Australian Native Species must always come first above evreything else

Simplifying Land Management

Do the proposed changes to land management reflect the key Panel recommendations to support landholders and promote best practice for biodiversity and agricultural land management practices?
No it does not, You have people like Turnbull at Moree who laugh in the face of biodiversity. Thi is not a good idea. Farmers will keep taking untill there is no more
Once again farmers will not abide by the rules
Does the proposed new land management framework ensure that, where agricultural land management activities can have environmental impacts, that the impacts are managed appropriately?
These areas will never be managed properly, Farmers are a law unto themselves. I do not agree with any of the proposed plans

NPWS needs to tightly govern all farmers and stop these farmers from destroying native vegitation
Are the baseline set-aside ratios appropriate, and what should the obligations be for different levels of management?
No, Farmer should not be allowed to dictate the areas where they want to clear. Will we have no wildlife left?
Are the ratios in the equity and farm planning codes appropriate to ensure, where agricultural land management activities can have environmental impacts, that the impacts are managed appropriately?
No..Again I say the farmers will never put aside good land that they can make money off. Doesnt matter what they say they will go back on their word. NPWS needs to once again step up
Should the set-aside loading for clearing of endangered ecological communities also apply to vulnerable ecological communities?
Absolutey NOT
Does the proposed new land management framework appropriately capture matters under the current Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology?
No..it does not

NPWS can not let these proposed ideas go thru it is damning to Australia as a whole
Clearing under the codes is not permitted in RAMSAR wetlands, littoral rainforest, core koala habitat, Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value and sites managed under the Saving Our Species program. Should similar exclusions apply with respect to mangroves, saltmarshes, riparian zones adjacent to water bodies, land up to the highest banks of streams, lagoons and wetlands, Aboriginal places and culturally modified trees, and national, state and local heritage items?
I agree yes to all
Do the proposed changes to land management reflect the key Panel recommendations to support landholders and promote best practice for biodiversity and agricultural land management practices?
There needs to be more
Does the new proposed framework create or support productivity gains on your property?
No councils are paid of by certain farmers
Does the proposed new land management framework ensure that, where agricultural land management activities can have environmental impacts, that the impacts are managed appropriately?
Yes
Are the baseline set-aside ratios appropriate, and what should the obligations be for different levels of management?
THere should already be a map to be guided by..
Does the proposed new land management framework appropriately capture matters under the current Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology?
I don't think it will work due to the farmers/graziers/pastoralists are set in their own ways
Clearing under the codes is not permitted in RAMSAR wetlands, littoral rainforest, core koala habitat, Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value and sites managed under the Saving Our Species program. Should similar exclusions apply to any other areas? For example, mangroves, saltmarshes, riparian zones adjacent to water bodies, land up to the highest banks of streams, lagoons and wetlands, Aboriginal places and culturally modified trees, and national, state and local heritage items?
No clearing of habitat
Should the LLS or the local council be responsible for issuing permits for E zones and R5 zones in rural areas of the State?
It should be a guide to what has & what hasn't been cleared..
Should rural zoned land in the Hawkesbury Council local government area be included on the Native Vegetation Regulatory Map?
These guide lines need to be adheared too

Native Vegetation Regulatory Map

Do you have any comments on how we propose to create the map, as set out in the map method statement?
Developers have a gun hoe attitide & need to be respectfully of the environment they are about to destroy
What should be considered when developing the map review process?
Getting people to abide by the guidelines. Framers & Developers don't give a hoot
To what extent will the proposed NV Map help to determine if native vegetation clearing is regulated under the new regulatory framework?
Species like the Grey-Headed Flying Fox need to be highly protected. And education about these species need to be put into schools

Ecologically Sustainable Development

Do you consider the proposed BAM thresholds and the existing assessment of significance (seven part test) will assist you in determining whether or not you will be required to obtain a BAM assessment for your development?
No I don't agree with
Do you think the proposed BAM thresholds and the existing assessment of significance (seven part test) provide a reasonable balance between the interests of the community in assessing biodiversity values, and the social and economic benefits of developing land?
No as this will take years for any new planting s to take hold, while the farmers reap the benefits of destroying vital habitat
Do you think that the proposed BAM thresholds are too high or too low? If so, why?
Farmers are not the most forth coming of people. This should not be left in their hands to decide
What strengths or weaknesses do you see in the proposed offset rules?
No off set rules should apply, why should we let these farmers /Developers get away with bloody blue murder
Do you think some impacts should always require a like-for-like offset e.g. impacts on endangered or critically endangered entities or species, or species whose threat status is increasing? Or is it acceptable that the variation rules always allow offsetting with a broader suite of similar biodiversity when a like-for-like offset cannot be found?
NO NO NO
Do you think the variation rules for vegetation should allow the offset site to be found anywhere in NSW? Or should the offset site be restricted to the same region as the impact, for example in the same IBRA region or IBRA sub-region?
THe time frame on which it takes for new habitat to be formed & the destruction of a species in those areas
Do you think the variation rules should require that an offset contains similar biodiversity to what is being impacted? Or do you think the rules should allow offsetting with anything that is more threatened, even if it is different to what was impacted?
NO NO NO
How might you be affected by the proposed offset rules?
I don't agree with any off set side. But if so it needs to be in the same location
Do you think that different offset rules should be adopted? What rules would you prefer and why?
All of our Australian Native Species are territorial & need to be left where they are
Do you consider that the proposed offset rules will reasonably balance environmental, social and economic interests in land?
Too many wildlife coming into care due to habitat loss &/or injuries
What strengths or weaknesses do you see in the proposed offset rules?
there should be no offset rules, our habitat is dying here & the government doesn't give a stuff
Do you think some impacts should always require a like-for-like offset e.g. impacts on endangered or critically endangered entities or species, or species whose threat status is increasing? Or is it acceptable that the variation rules always allow offsetting with a broader suite of similar biodiversity when a like-for-like offset cannot be found?
No
Do you think the variation rules for vegetation should allow the offset site to be found anywhere in NSW? Or should the offset site be restricted to the same region as the impact, for example in the same IBRA region or IBRA sub-region?
No
Do you think the variation rules should require that an offset contains similar biodiversity to what is being impacted? Or do you think the rules should allow offsetting with anything that is more threatened, even if it is different to what was impacted?
Any & all
How might you be affected by the proposed offset rules?
Yes
Do you think that different offset rules should be adopted? What rules would you prefer and why?
THis offset scheme will not work farmers /developers are far to sneaky..
Do you consider that the proposed offset rules will reasonably balance environmental, social and economic interests in land?
You need to look examine these with extreme caution
Should the approval authority be responsible for determining whether a project has serious and irreversible impacts, or should the BDAR do this where feasible?
NO
Should serious and irreversible impacts remove the possibility of consent being provided for non-major projects only, or should it also apply to any class of major projects?
No
Should the criteria to be developed take account of any impacts requiring further consideration under the current NSW Biodiversity Offsets Policy?
NO
Should the offsets scheme provide for the identification and assessment of serious and irreversible impacts?
Native Species should always come first
A new concept of Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value will replace the concept of critical habitat in the new Act. We would be interested in your feedback on whether these should be included as serious and irreversible impacts, or are adequately addressed in other aspects of these reforms.
Native Species should always come first
Will the ability to source biodiversity credits directly from the Trust improve development and biodiversity conservation outcomes?
Native Speices should always come first
Do you think the new scheme design incentivises increased adoption of bio-certification?
Native Species should always come first
Do you think that the proposed bio-certification scheme reasonably balances the community’s interest in the environmental, social, and economic uses of land?
No
Could any elements of the proposed scheme be improved to better facilitate flexibility, responsiveness and innovation in addressing biodiversity impacts at the planning stage?
Native Species must always come first
Is there a better way to predict the cost of species credits, given the lack of trade history? Is there any additional data that could be used to improve predictions?
Every 12mths
Is it reasonable to increase the price of species credits where the species is endangered or critically endangered?
Australian Native Species must be parramount above everything else
How can the Trust make the estimation of Fund administration expenses more reliable?
Harvesting Kanagaroos is thoughly inappropriate. There are too many cowboys destroying our Kangaroos for sport. Proffessional shooters should be used at all times & not cowboys
Should the calculator produce a fixed price in all circumstances or could there be some situations where it would be appropriate to allow a proponent to negotiate a price with the Trust?
Protection of all OUR Australian Native Species must be paramount as we live in such a fragile environment. Your destroy even one species & the land suffers
Should the Trust be able to set and update all aspects of the calculator? Are there any components that should be set and updated by the Minister or another party?
Education into the schools is paramount. We need to teach the kids of today what it is like & what beauty we have in this great country of ours
How often do you think the calculator should be updated to provide proponents with price certainty while improving the accuracy of the calculator as market conditions change?
Accreditation is very important, or you will have every tom dick or harry trying to rehabilitate our wildlife. When the majority of people are cruel to domestic species & tisi cannot happen with our Native wildlife

Native Plants and Animals

What needs to be considered when deciding which activities are included under each of the proposed categories (exempt activities, activities authorised by a code, or activities authorised by a licence)?
No there needs to be more
The NSW Government has prepared an example wildlife code of practice that will be developed before the Biodiversity Conservation Act commences. Do you have any comments on the example code of practice for commercial kangaroo harvesting? How could it be improved?
Develpers need to have there heads pulled in as they have no respect for biodiversity
What other activities could be covered by a code of practice for wildlife management and why?
Landholders need to have more respect for the land they are destroying, it need to be left better than it was found

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