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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.

  • Review of environmental factors – Mungo Brush Road Relocation

    over 1 year ago
    Dark point dunes

    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
    White bellied sea eagle tile

    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
    Engage newsfeed wattamolla

    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... Continue reading

    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

    almost 2 years 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
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Hawkesbury marine

    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.


  • Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts management review

    almost 2 years ago
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    The Perisher Range Resorts include the areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow.

    A review to identify a management model that will best secure the long-term future of the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts (the Resorts) is currently underway.



    The Perisher Range Resorts include the areas of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow.

    A review to identify a management model that will best secure the long-term future of the Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts (the Resorts) is currently underway.



  • Review of environmental carrying capacity in Kosciuszko alpine resorts

    over 1 year ago
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    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is looking at better ways to manage environmental carrying capacity in the alpine resorts in Kosciuszko National Park. Currently carrying capacity is addressed using bed limits.

    Stage 1 consultation is now complete and submissions are being considered. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the development of a carrying capacity framework from mid-2016. Visit the OEH carrying capacity review page for more information.


    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is looking at better ways to manage environmental carrying capacity in the alpine resorts in Kosciuszko National Park. Currently carrying capacity is addressed using bed limits.

    Stage 1 consultation is now complete and submissions are being considered. There will be a further opportunity to comment on the development of a carrying capacity framework from mid-2016. Visit the OEH carrying capacity review page for more information.


  • NSW Scientific Committee Preliminary Determinations

    about 2 years ago
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    Preliminary Determinations open for comment:

    The NSW Scientific Committee assesses which species, populations and 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:

    The NSW Scientific Committee assesses which species, populations and 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.

  • Draft Everglades Conservation Agreement

    about 2 years ago
    Pp3 terrace lookout

    OEH invites public comment on the Draft Everglades Conservation Agreement. The National Trust of Australia (NSW) approached OEH to voluntarily place a Conservation Agreement pursuant to Section 69A-KA of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 over an area of land at Everglades, Leura to protect significant natural heritage conservation values in-perpetuity.
    Submissions must be received by 30 November 2015.



    OEH invites public comment on the Draft Everglades Conservation Agreement. The National Trust of Australia (NSW) approached OEH to voluntarily place a Conservation Agreement pursuant to Section 69A-KA of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 over an area of land at Everglades, Leura to protect significant natural heritage conservation values in-perpetuity.
    Submissions must be received by 30 November 2015.



  • Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project

    about 2 years ago
    Gpstag

    An intensive study is underway to build information on the Southern Highlands koala population

    An intensive study is underway to build information on the Southern Highlands koala population