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.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determinations

    3 months ago
    Gaultheria viridicarpa

    Preliminary Determinations open for comment until 5 April 2019.

    Gaultheria viridicarpa, a shrub Preliminary Determination (PDF 153KB).

    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 5 April 2019.

    Gaultheria viridicarpa, a shrub Preliminary Determination (PDF 153KB).

    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

    3 months ago
    Turpentine

    Preliminary Determinations open for comment until 5 April 2019.

    Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion Preliminary Determination (PDF 262KB).

    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 Determinations open for comment until 5 April 2019.

    Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion Preliminary Determination (PDF 262KB).

    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.

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

    5 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.

  • NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee Preliminary Determination

    5 months 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

    5 months 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

    6 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

    6 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

    11 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

    11 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

    11 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.