Have your say on NSW environment, energy and science

Environment, Energy and Science produces a range of draft plans, policies, agreements and reports that call for community involvement, engagement and consultation. These include:

  • the development of legislation, policies and guidelines
  • conservation plans
  • wilderness declarations.

We encourage you to register so you can add your comments and ideas to consultations that are currently open for comment and be notified of future consultation opportunities.

For EPA consultations go to EPA have your say

Environment, Energy and Science produces a range of draft plans, policies, agreements and reports that call for community involvement, engagement and consultation. These include:

  • the development of legislation, policies and guidelines
  • conservation plans
  • wilderness declarations.

We encourage you to register so you can add your comments and ideas to consultations that are currently open for comment and be notified of future consultation opportunities.

For EPA consultations go to EPA have your say

  • Toorale Water Infrastructure Project

    about 1 month ago
    Toorale national park darling river darling river campground 163780

    A Review of Environmental Factors has been prepared for Phase 2 of the Toorale Water Infrastructure Project.

    The Toorale Water Infrastructure Project is being undertaken to modify, remove or decommission existing water infrastructure on Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area to improve water flows for environmental purposes.

    Phase 2 of the Project proposes modifications to the structures on Boera, Booka and Homestead Dams to enable the improved environmental flow management and to reduce barriers to fish passage.

    The Review of Environmental Factors considers the impacts of the proposed new structures and flow management arrangements on a range of social, environmental and cultural values on, around and downstream of Toorale.

    Members of the public are invited to make a submission on the Phase 2 Review of Environmental Factors. Opportunities to comment close 21 February 2020.

    A Review of Environmental Factors has been prepared for Phase 2 of the Toorale Water Infrastructure Project.

    The Toorale Water Infrastructure Project is being undertaken to modify, remove or decommission existing water infrastructure on Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area to improve water flows for environmental purposes.

    Phase 2 of the Project proposes modifications to the structures on Boera, Booka and Homestead Dams to enable the improved environmental flow management and to reduce barriers to fish passage.

    The Review of Environmental Factors considers the impacts of the proposed new structures and flow management arrangements on a range of social, environmental and cultural values on, around and downstream of Toorale.

    Members of the public are invited to make a submission on the Phase 2 Review of Environmental Factors. Opportunities to comment close 21 February 2020.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    2 months ago
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    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 13 March 2020.

    Homoranthus elusus L.M.Copel., a shrub (Preliminary Determination).

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 13 March 2020.

    Homoranthus elusus L.M.Copel., a shrub (Preliminary Determination).

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    2 months ago
    Homoranthus bruhlii nl

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 13 March 2020.

    Homoranthus bruhlii L.M.Copel., a shrub (Preliminary Determination).

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 13 March 2020.

    Homoranthus bruhlii L.M.Copel., a shrub (Preliminary Determination).

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    3 months ago
    Grevillea wilkinsonii tumut grevillea 167467

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 7 February 2020.

    Grevillea wilkinsonii Makinson, a shrub (Preliminary Determination)

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 7 February 2020.

    Grevillea wilkinsonii Makinson, a shrub (Preliminary Determination)

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    3 months ago
    Pimelea bracteata nl

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 7 February 2020.

    Pimelea bracteata, a shrub (Preliminary Determination)

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 7 February 2020.

    Pimelea bracteata, a shrub (Preliminary Determination)

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which species are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    3 months ago
    White box yellow box blakelys red gum woodland 158480

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 7 February 2020.

    White Box – Yellow Box – Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland in the NSW North Coast, New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South, Sydney Basin, South Eastern Highlands and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregions (Preliminary Determination)

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which ecological communities are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 7 February 2020.

    White Box – Yellow Box – Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland in the NSW North Coast, New England Tableland, Nandewar, Brigalow Belt South, Sydney Basin, South Eastern Highlands and NSW South Western Slopes Bioregions (Preliminary Determination)

    The NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee assesses which ecological communities are eligible for listing as threatened.

    The exhibition of the Preliminary Determination provides an opportunity for the community to comment or provide additional information relevant to the assessment.

  • Barwon-Darling Long Term Water Plan

    5 months ago
    Darling river nl

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback from the public on the Barwon-Darling Long Term Water Plan.

    The consultation closes on 29 October 2019.

    The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands and the important ecological values of the region.

    Consultation is being undertaken in conjunction with exhibition of the Barwon-Darling Water Resource Plan being conducted by DPIE-Water.


    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback from the public on the Barwon-Darling Long Term Water Plan.

    The consultation closes on 29 October 2019.

    The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands and the important ecological values of the region.

    Consultation is being undertaken in conjunction with exhibition of the Barwon-Darling Water Resource Plan being conducted by DPIE-Water.


  • Namoi Long Term Water Plan consultation

    5 months ago
    Namoi river below keepit dam nl

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback from the public on the Namoi Long Term Water Plan.

    The consultation closes on 20 November 2019.

    The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands and the important ecological values of the region.

    Consultation is being undertaken in conjunction with exhibition of the Namoi Water Resource Plan being conducted by DPIE-Water.

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback from the public on the Namoi Long Term Water Plan.

    The consultation closes on 20 November 2019.

    The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands and the important ecological values of the region.

    Consultation is being undertaken in conjunction with exhibition of the Namoi Water Resource Plan being conducted by DPIE-Water.

  • Murray-Lower Darling Long Term Water Plan

    6 months ago
    Murray valley national park reed beds wetland nl

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback from the public on the Murray-Lower Darling Long Term Water Plan. Consultation closes on 13 October 2019.

    The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands and the important ecological values of the region.

    Consultation is being undertaken in conjunction with exhibition of the Murray-Lower Darling Water Resource Plan being conducted by DPIE-Water.

    The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is seeking feedback from the public on the Murray-Lower Darling Long Term Water Plan. Consultation closes on 13 October 2019.

    The draft plan acknowledges the diverse range of human values and uses connected to local rivers and wetlands and the important ecological values of the region.

    Consultation is being undertaken in conjunction with exhibition of the Murray-Lower Darling Water Resource Plan being conducted by DPIE-Water.

  • Draft National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2019

    8 months ago
    Bittangabee bay

    NPWS is inviting comment on the draft National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2019 and accompanying regulatory impact statement. The new Regulation will replace the existing National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009.

    The draft Regulation sets out how certain activities are managed in national parks to ensure conservation values are protected and people can enjoy visiting parks in a safe and sustainable way. That includes rules for the entry of vehicles and animals to national parks, camping, preventing littering and damage, lighting of fires, and protection of vegetation.

    NPWS is inviting comment on the draft National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2019 and accompanying regulatory impact statement. The new Regulation will replace the existing National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009.

    The draft Regulation sets out how certain activities are managed in national parks to ensure conservation values are protected and people can enjoy visiting parks in a safe and sustainable way. That includes rules for the entry of vehicles and animals to national parks, camping, preventing littering and damage, lighting of fires, and protection of vegetation.