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.

For EPA consultations go to EPA have your say

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.

For EPA consultations go to EPA have your say

  • Barina Milpara Lodge lease proposal

    over 1 year ago
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    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, over 1 year ago
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    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
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    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, about 2 years ago
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    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.


  • Royal National Park discussion papers

    by uthpala.gunethilake, over 2 years ago
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    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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 were 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 was 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.

    Comments closed on 28 August 2017. All submissions have...

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 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 were 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 was 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.

    Comments closed on 28 August 2017. All submissions have been reviewed and will be used to inform the development of a draft plan of management for Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Garawarra State Conservation Area. For more information, read the summary report on the community’s submissions.

    If you'd like to get updates on the Royal National Park, please register your details at the Royal National Park community engagement webpage.

  • Biodiversity legislation review

    by web.support, over 2 years ago
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    On 17 November 2016, the NSW Parliament passed the Biodiversity Conservation Bill and Local Land Services Amendment Bill. The legislative framework came into effect on 25 August 2017.

    The consultation on draft regulations and other tools and products to support the NSW Government’s new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 is now closed.

    To review the draft legislation and other supporting materials, visit the land management and biodiversity conservation reforms webpage.


    On 17 November 2016, the NSW Parliament passed the Biodiversity Conservation Bill and Local Land Services Amendment Bill. The legislative framework came into effect on 25 August 2017.

    The consultation on draft regulations and other tools and products to support the NSW Government’s new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 is now closed.

    To review the draft legislation and other supporting materials, visit the land management and biodiversity conservation reforms webpage.


  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park consultation

    over 2 years 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

    by uthpala.gunethilake, almost 3 years 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.



  • Threatened Species Day on September 7

    by uthpala.gunethilake, about 3 years 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

    by web.support, about 3 years 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.

    This consultation has closed.

    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.

    This consultation has closed.