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.

  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park consultation

    8 months ago
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    The National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking your input into planning for the future of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

    Visit the consultation page to register for updates about the new plan of management.

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking your input into planning for the future of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

    Visit the consultation page to register for updates about the new plan of management.

  • The draft Middle Head and Georges Head Precinct master plan

    12 months ago
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    Submissions on the master plan for the Middle Head and Georges Head Precinct, Sydney Harbour National Park, closed on Friday 16 December 2016.

    Visit the OEH website for more information on when the final master plan will be available.



    Submissions on the master plan for the Middle Head and Georges Head Precinct, Sydney Harbour National Park, closed on Friday 16 December 2016.

    Visit the OEH website for more information on when the final master plan will be available.



  • Have your say on the environmental future funding package

    10 months ago
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    The NSW Government released the Draft Climate Change Fund Strategic Plan and A Draft Plan to Save NSW Energy and Money for public comment.

    Comments on the draft plans closed at 5pm on 16 December 2016. Following public consultation, the NSW Government is now developing three action plans for investing up to $500 million over five years.

    The NSW Government released the Draft Climate Change Fund Strategic Plan and A Draft Plan to Save NSW Energy and Money for public comment.

    Comments on the draft plans closed at 5pm on 16 December 2016. Following public consultation, the NSW Government is now developing three action plans for investing up to $500 million over five years.

  • Threatened Species Day on September 7

    about 1 year ago
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    September is Biodiversity Month and when Australians commemorate Threatened Species Day. OEH’s Saving our Species program and partners across NSW encourage everyone to participate with activities and local events. Visit our Threatened Species Day events page to view upcoming events and to tell us what you're doing.


    September is Biodiversity Month and when Australians commemorate Threatened Species Day. OEH’s Saving our Species program and partners across NSW encourage everyone to participate with activities and local events. Visit our Threatened Species Day events page to view upcoming events and to tell us what you're doing.


  • Copeland Tops State Conservation Area Draft Plan of Management

    about 1 year ago
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    The Copeland Tops 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 2 December 2016.

    The Copeland Tops 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 2 December 2016.

  • Review of environmental factors – Mungo Brush Road Relocation

    over 1 year ago
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    NPWS is seeking comment on a review of environmental factors to address the environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts of the proposed relocation of a 3.2km section of Mungo Brush Road in Myall Lakes National Park.

    Mungo Brush Road is the main vehicle access into the southern area of the park, via Hawks Nest, and is expected to be impacted by the Dark Point sand dunes within two years. Realignment of the road is the preferred option for maintaining vehicle access into this area of the park.

    Submissions close on 21 June 2016.

    NPWS is seeking comment on a review of environmental factors to address the environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts of the proposed relocation of a 3.2km section of Mungo Brush Road in Myall Lakes National Park.

    Mungo Brush Road is the main vehicle access into the southern area of the park, via Hawks Nest, and is expected to be impacted by the Dark Point sand dunes within two years. Realignment of the road is the preferred option for maintaining vehicle access into this area of the park.

    Submissions close on 21 June 2016.

  • NSW Scientific Committee Preliminary Determinations

    over 1 year ago
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    Preliminary Determinations open for comment:

    • White-bellied Sea-eagle
    • Callistemon purpurascens, a shrub
    • Phebalium speciosum, a shrub
    • Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub
    • Lower Hunter Spotted Gum Ironbark Forest
    • Robertson Basalt Tall Open-forest

    The NSW Scientific Committee assess which species, populations and ecological communities are eligible for listing as threatened.

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

    Preliminary Determinations open for comment:

    • White-bellied Sea-eagle
    • Callistemon purpurascens, a shrub
    • Phebalium speciosum, a shrub
    • Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub
    • Lower Hunter Spotted Gum Ironbark Forest
    • Robertson Basalt Tall Open-forest

    The NSW Scientific Committee assess which species, populations and ecological communities are eligible for listing as threatened.

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

  • Draft Wattamolla Master Plan

    over 1 year ago
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    Wattamolla is the most popular destination at Royal National Park, attracting over 300,000 visitors a year. The Draft Wattamolla Master Plan looks at how we can sustainably manage this area, protecting the environment and ensuring that people can continue to enjoy this stunning location into the future.

    Comments on the draft master plan closed on Friday 3 June 2016. The National Parks and Wildlife Service is considering public submissions and preparing the final master plan.

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    Wattamolla is the most popular destination at Royal National Park, attracting over 300,000 visitors a year. The Draft Wattamolla Master Plan looks at how we can sustainably manage this area, protecting the environment and ensuring that people can continue to enjoy this stunning location into the future.

    Comments on the draft master plan closed on Friday 3 June 2016. The National Parks and Wildlife Service is considering public submissions and preparing the final master plan.

    To stay up to date on ongoing improvements at Wattamolla and to hear when the final master plan will be available, visit the Royal National Park community engagement portal.

  • Drones in parks policy

    over 1 year ago
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    The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) recognises that drones can be an invaluable tool in national parks for search and rescue, event photography, and scientific research. Visitors wishing to use drones in parks must obtain consent from the park manager.

    NPWS welcomes your comments on this Policy, which will be reviewed after six months. Please send your comments to: npws.pssb@environment.nsw.gov.au


    The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) recognises that drones can be an invaluable tool in national parks for search and rescue, event photography, and scientific research. Visitors wishing to use drones in parks must obtain consent from the park manager.

    NPWS welcomes your comments on this Policy, which will be reviewed after six months. Please send your comments to: npws.pssb@environment.nsw.gov.au


  • Hawkesbury shelf marine bioregion assessment

    over 1 year ago
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    The Marine Estate Management Authority is undertaking an assessment to develop options to enhance marine biodiversity conservation in the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion while achieving balanced community outcomes, including opportunities for a wide range of recreational and commercial uses.

    We welcome your feedback to finalise the management initiatives. The information you provide will help inform recommendations to Government. Submit feedback by 24 April 2016 online.


    The Marine Estate Management Authority is undertaking an assessment to develop options to enhance marine biodiversity conservation in the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion while achieving balanced community outcomes, including opportunities for a wide range of recreational and commercial uses.

    We welcome your feedback to finalise the management initiatives. The information you provide will help inform recommendations to Government. Submit feedback by 24 April 2016 online.