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.

  • Oceanographic Antennae Research System licence proposal

    4 days ago
    Myall lakes national park sugarloaf point seal rocks engage

    What's this about?

    NPWS has received a proposal from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) to erect oceanographic research antennae on the cliffs at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks, in Myall Lakes National Park and at Redhead in Awabakal Nature Reserve.

    The installation is for essential research into the East Australian Current at this key location between Forster and Newcastle. The research will inform marine sciences associated with ocean circulation, wave climate, and coastal erosion/flooding marine conservation issues. The installation will include a sign providing educational information and a weblink to view the live data and ocean... Continue reading

    What's this about?

    NPWS has received a proposal from the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) to erect oceanographic research antennae on the cliffs at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse, Seal Rocks, in Myall Lakes National Park and at Redhead in Awabakal Nature Reserve.

    The installation is for essential research into the East Australian Current at this key location between Forster and Newcastle. The research will inform marine sciences associated with ocean circulation, wave climate, and coastal erosion/flooding marine conservation issues. The installation will include a sign providing educational information and a weblink to view the live data and ocean currents.

    SIMS has applied for the licence under section 151 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 for a proposed term of 10 years.

    How can I have my say?

    There are three ways you can make a submission:

    Email: npws.property@environment.nsw.gov.au
    Online: online submission form
    Mail: Submissions Officer, NPWS Property Services
    PO Box 1967, Hurstville BC NSW 1481

  • Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan

    7 days ago
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    Office of Environment and Heritage and the National Parks and Wildlife Service are seeking your feedback on the Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan.

    The Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan, prepared by Tract Consulting, will be on public exhibition from 18 July 2017. You are invited to comment on the preliminary plan by sending a written submission by 29 August 2017.

    National Parks staff will be available from 10am to 2pm on Friday 11 August 2017 at the NPWS Jindabyne Office, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne to answer your questions regarding the preliminary master plan.


    Office of Environment and Heritage and the National Parks and Wildlife Service are seeking your feedback on the Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan.

    The Waste Point Kosciuszko National Park preliminary master plan, prepared by Tract Consulting, will be on public exhibition from 18 July 2017. You are invited to comment on the preliminary plan by sending a written submission by 29 August 2017.

    National Parks staff will be available from 10am to 2pm on Friday 11 August 2017 at the NPWS Jindabyne Office, Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne to answer your questions regarding the preliminary master plan.


  • The Monga State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

    11 days ago
    Ridgetop forest engage

    The Monga State Conservation Area 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 must be received by 16 October 2017.

    The Monga State Conservation Area 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 must be received by 16 October 2017.

  • Pilliga Outwash Parks Statement of Management Intent

    18 days ago
    Pilliga national park smi engage

    The Pilliga Outwash Parks Statement of Management Intent is available for public review and comment. The exhibition of the statement of management intent provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in future management directions for; Pilliga National Park, Pilliga State Conservation Area, Pilliga West National Park, Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Merriwindi State Conservation Area.

    Submissions must be received by 7 August 2017.

    The Pilliga Outwash Parks Statement of Management Intent is available for public review and comment. The exhibition of the statement of management intent provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in future management directions for; Pilliga National Park, Pilliga State Conservation Area, Pilliga West National Park, Pilliga West State Conservation Area and Merriwindi State Conservation Area.

    Submissions must be received by 7 August 2017.

  • Review of Environmental Factors: Request for access across a trail in Royal National Park to the proposed Bundeena Coast Eco Lodge

    20 days ago
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    The Office of Environment and Heritage received a Review of Environmental Factors from an applicant, proposing the use and upgrade of an access trail across a section of Royal National Park as a legal means of access to the proposed Bundeena Coast Eco Lodge site at 60-70 Bournemouth Street, Bundeena.

    To consider the impacts of this proposal on the park and the community we are re-exhibiting this Review of Environmental Factors and associated documents for public comment.

    Public consultation

    Public exhibition of the Review of Environmental Factors was previously held between 1 June and 15 June, 2017.... Continue reading

    The Office of Environment and Heritage received a Review of Environmental Factors from an applicant, proposing the use and upgrade of an access trail across a section of Royal National Park as a legal means of access to the proposed Bundeena Coast Eco Lodge site at 60-70 Bournemouth Street, Bundeena.

    To consider the impacts of this proposal on the park and the community we are re-exhibiting this Review of Environmental Factors and associated documents for public comment.

    Public consultation

    Public exhibition of the Review of Environmental Factors was previously held between 1 June and 15 June, 2017. The Review of Environmental Factors is now being re-exhibited from 5 July to 4 August 2017 to allow for additional comments.

    We are re-exhibiting this proposal due to inconsistencies in accompanying documentation in the previous exhibition. This means that any submissions made as part of the previous exhibition must be resubmitted to be considered in the assessment of the Review of Environmental Factors. We apologise for any inconvenience and request that you submit your comments, taking into account the updated accompanying documents, by 4 August 2017.

    You can have your say in the following ways:
    Online: Royal National Park: request for trail access at Bundeena
    Email: royal.ref@environment.nsw.gov.au
    By mail
    Royal Area Manager
    NPWS Regional Office
    PO Box 144
    Sutherland 1499

  • Kemendok National Park Draft Plan of Management

    25 days ago
    Billabongs meet waypt engage

    The Kemendok National Park 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 must be received by 2 October 2017.

    The Kemendok National Park 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 must be received by 2 October 2017.

  • Euston Regional Park Draft Plan of Management

    25 days ago
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    The Euston Regional Park 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 must be received by 2 October 2017.

    The Euston Regional Park 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 must be received by 2 October 2017.

  • Royal National Park discussion papers

    25 days ago
    Eagle rock engage

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has developed six discussion papers to kickstart the conversation about the future of Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area.

    These discussion papers are the first stage in the development of a new plan of management for these parks. The existing plan of management dates back to 2000.


    The aim of these discussion papers is to explore and generate discussion on themes such as:

    • recreational activities
    • visitor destinations
    • Aboriginal cultural heritage and landscapes
    • mountain biking
    • commercial activities
    • protecting park values.

    View the discussion... Continue reading

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has developed six discussion papers to kickstart the conversation about the future of Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area.

    These discussion papers are the first stage in the development of a new plan of management for these parks. The existing plan of management dates back to 2000.


    The aim of these discussion papers is to explore and generate discussion on themes such as:

    • recreational activities
    • visitor destinations
    • Aboriginal cultural heritage and landscapes
    • mountain biking
    • commercial activities
    • protecting park values.

    View the discussion papers and have your say. Comments close at 5pm on 28 August 2017.

    To stay up to date on the process of developing a new plan of management, register your details on the Royal National Park community portal.

  • Morton State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

    about 1 month ago
    Morton state conservation area engage

    The Morton State Conservation Area 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 must be received by 25 September 2017

    The Morton State Conservation Area 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 must be received by 25 September 2017

  • Upper Nepean State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

    about 1 month ago
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    The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area 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 must be received by 25 September 2017.

    The Upper Nepean State Conservation Area 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 must be received by 25 September 2017.