Have your say on NSW environment and heritage

OEH 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.

OEH 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.

  • Draft National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2019

    6 days 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.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determinations

    25 days ago
    Keys matchstick grasshopper keyacris scurra nl

    Preliminary Determinations open for comment until 31st August 2019.

    Key's Matchstick Grasshopper Keyacris scurra, Preliminary Determination (PDF 151KB)

    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 Determinations open for comment until 31st August 2019.

    Key's Matchstick Grasshopper Keyacris scurra, Preliminary Determination (PDF 151KB)

    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 Determinations

    25 days ago
    Hibbertia circinata nl

    Preliminary Determinations open for comment until 31 August 2019.

    Hibbertia circinata, a shrub, Preliminary Determination (PDF 143KB)

    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 Determinations open for comment until 31 August 2019.

    Hibbertia circinata, a shrub, Preliminary Determination (PDF 143KB)

    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.

  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve Plan of Management

    6 months ago
    Bents basin state conservation area 116179

    National Parks and Wildlife Service is preparing a Plan of Management for Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve. As part of preparing the plan we're inviting the community to provide input. Tell us what is important about the parks and what facilities and services you would like to see in the future. Opportunities to comment close 30 June 2019.

    National Parks and Wildlife Service is preparing a Plan of Management for Bents Basin State Conservation Area and Gulguer Nature Reserve. As part of preparing the plan we're inviting the community to provide input. Tell us what is important about the parks and what facilities and services you would like to see in the future. Opportunities to comment close 30 June 2019.

  • Proposed horse riding in wilderness amendments to plans of management

    about 1 year ago
    Murrumbidgee valley national park horse riding

    Proposed horse riding in wilderness amendments to plans of management for the Far South Coast Escarpment Parks, Kosciuszko National Park, and Mummel Gulf National Park and State Conservation Area, are now open for review and comment.

    Horse riding was trialled in these parks between 2014 and 2016. Outcomes from the trial have led to proposed amendments to enable horse riding to continue in locations that were part of the trial.

    Submissions closed on 7 August 2018.


    Proposed horse riding in wilderness amendments to plans of management for the Far South Coast Escarpment Parks, Kosciuszko National Park, and Mummel Gulf National Park and State Conservation Area, are now open for review and comment.

    Horse riding was trialled in these parks between 2014 and 2016. Outcomes from the trial have led to proposed amendments to enable horse riding to continue in locations that were part of the trial.

    Submissions closed on 7 August 2018.


  • Wildlife licensing changes

    about 1 year ago
    Lizard

    The Office of Environment and Heritage has prepared a discussion paper to seek stakeholder comments on proposed changes to wildlife licence classes to implement the risk-based approach.

    In addition, draft codes of practice for the keeping of lower risk native birds, frogs and reptiles have also been prepared for comment as well as a draft revised Animal Keepers Species List.

    Submissions closed on 24 July 2018.

    The Office of Environment and Heritage has prepared a discussion paper to seek stakeholder comments on proposed changes to wildlife licence classes to implement the risk-based approach.

    In addition, draft codes of practice for the keeping of lower risk native birds, frogs and reptiles have also been prepared for comment as well as a draft revised Animal Keepers Species List.

    Submissions closed on 24 July 2018.

  • Barina Milpara Lodge lease proposal

    about 1 year ago
    Barina milpara lodge

    Barina Milpara Lodge Limited (BMLL) currently holds a lease for Barina Milpara Lodge, a commercial ski lodge in Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park.

    National Parks and Wildlife Service has resumed parts of the land included in the current lease area for road works to Candle Heath Road. Following completion of the road works, the land was surveyed to determine the new property boundaries. The new lease proposes to formalise occupation of the ski lodge within the new property boundaries, being Lot 1 of Deposited Plan 1195070.

    The lease to BMLL is proposed to be granted under section 151 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 for a term of 14 years from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2028 with an option for a further term of 30 years.


    Barina Milpara Lodge Limited (BMLL) currently holds a lease for Barina Milpara Lodge, a commercial ski lodge in Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park.

    National Parks and Wildlife Service has resumed parts of the land included in the current lease area for road works to Candle Heath Road. Following completion of the road works, the land was surveyed to determine the new property boundaries. The new lease proposes to formalise occupation of the ski lodge within the new property boundaries, being Lot 1 of Deposited Plan 1195070.

    The lease to BMLL is proposed to be granted under section 151 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 for a term of 14 years from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2028 with an option for a further term of 30 years.


  • Kamay Botany Bay National Park draft plans

    by web.support, about 1 year ago
    Beach la perouse kamay botany bay national park engage

    Kamay Botany Bay National Park is highly significant as the site of first contact in 1770 between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of Lieutenant Cook’s Endeavor. It is also the place of last sighting of the French explorer La Perouse in 1788, the locality for many plant species first collected by Banks and Solander, and contains important samples of endangered ecological communities.

    Two plans are being developed to protect, enhance and present the special values of the national park.
    A master plan will improve the Kurnell precinct, with new visitor facilities and quality visitor experiences that respect and highlight the cultural importance of this place.

    An updated plan of management for the whole park will define how NPWS will look after special places and values, provide opportunities for visitors, and work with the community to manage this park. The values identified in the plan of management inform what improvements can occur in the park.

    The draft plans are available for public review and comment, providing an important opportunity for the community to have a say in future management directions for the park.

    Submissions closed on 2 August 2018.

    Kamay Botany Bay National Park is highly significant as the site of first contact in 1770 between Aboriginal Australians and the crew of Lieutenant Cook’s Endeavor. It is also the place of last sighting of the French explorer La Perouse in 1788, the locality for many plant species first collected by Banks and Solander, and contains important samples of endangered ecological communities.

    Two plans are being developed to protect, enhance and present the special values of the national park.
    A master plan will improve the Kurnell precinct, with new visitor facilities and quality visitor experiences that respect and highlight the cultural importance of this place.

    An updated plan of management for the whole park will define how NPWS will look after special places and values, provide opportunities for visitors, and work with the community to manage this park. The values identified in the plan of management inform what improvements can occur in the park.

    The draft plans are available for public review and comment, providing an important opportunity for the community to have a say in future management directions for the park.

    Submissions closed on 2 August 2018.

  • Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

    by web.support, over 1 year ago
    Mother of ducks lagoon nature reserve bird hide engage

    The Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment. The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in future management directions for the park.

    Submissions closed on 18 June 2018.

    The Mother of Ducks Lagoon Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment. The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in future management directions for the park.

    Submissions closed on 18 June 2018.

  • Aboriginal cultural heritage reforms

    by web.support, almost 2 years ago
    Hands rock art engage resized

    The NSW Government is seeking feedback on a proposed new system for managing and conserving Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales. The system aims to deliver stand-alone legislation that respects and conserves Aboriginal cultural heritage, recognises Aboriginal custodianship and ensures Aboriginal people have the authority to make decisions about Aboriginal cultural heritage. The changes also seek to provide clear and consistent processes for economic and social development in NSW. Your feedback is essential to help refine the new system. This consultation has closed.


    The NSW Government is seeking feedback on a proposed new system for managing and conserving Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales. The system aims to deliver stand-alone legislation that respects and conserves Aboriginal cultural heritage, recognises Aboriginal custodianship and ensures Aboriginal people have the authority to make decisions about Aboriginal cultural heritage. The changes also seek to provide clear and consistent processes for economic and social development in NSW. Your feedback is essential to help refine the new system. This consultation has closed.