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.

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

    30 days 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.

    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.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    about 1 month ago
    Helichrysum calvertianum strawflowers 126233

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 8 February 2019.

    Helichrysum calvertianum (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

    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 8 February 2019.

    Helichrysum calvertianum (F.Muell.) F.Muell.

    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

    about 1 month ago
    Grevillea raybrownii nl

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 8 February 2019.

    Grevillea raybrownii Olde & Marriott, a shrub.

    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 8 February 2019.

    Grevillea raybrownii Olde & Marriott, a shrub.

    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
    Lower hunter

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 25 January 2019

    Lower Hunter Spotted Gum Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin and NSW North Coast Bioregions.

    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 25 January 2019

    Lower Hunter Spotted Gum Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin and NSW North Coast Bioregions.

    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.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    2 months ago
    Persoonia

    Preliminary Determination open for comment until 25 January 2019

    Persoonia mollis subsp. revoluta S.Krauss & L.A.S.Johnson, a shrub

    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 25 January 2019

    Persoonia mollis subsp. revoluta S.Krauss & L.A.S.Johnson, a shrub

    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.

  • Proposed horse riding in wilderness amendments to plans of management

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    9 months 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.

  • Draft Code of Practice Authorising Flying-fox Camp Management Actions

    9 months ago
    Grey headed flying fox colony engage

    Public comment on the draft Code of Practice Authorising Flying-fox Camp Management Actions has now closed.

    Flying-foxes are protected in New South Wales by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Currently, a biodiversity conservation licence is required by local councils and public land managers to undertake actions in or near flying-fox camps to minimise the impact of camps on nearby communities.

    Office of Environment and Heritage prepared the draft Code of Practice, which defines the standards required for the effective and humane management of flying-fox camps.

    If actions required by councils and other public land managers to manage a flying-fox camp are consistent with the code, then a licence will not be required.

    Submissions closed on 7 June 2018.



    Public comment on the draft Code of Practice Authorising Flying-fox Camp Management Actions has now closed.

    Flying-foxes are protected in New South Wales by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Currently, a biodiversity conservation licence is required by local councils and public land managers to undertake actions in or near flying-fox camps to minimise the impact of camps on nearby communities.

    Office of Environment and Heritage prepared the draft Code of Practice, which defines the standards required for the effective and humane management of flying-fox camps.

    If actions required by councils and other public land managers to manage a flying-fox camp are consistent with the code, then a licence will not be required.

    Submissions closed on 7 June 2018.