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.

  • Wongarbon Nature Reserve draft plan of management

    over 1 year ago
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    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is seeking public comments on the draft plan of management for Wongarbon Nature Reserve. The plan is on exhibition until 22 August 2016.

    What is the draft plan of management for?

    Parks and reserves established under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 are required to have a plan of management. The exhibition of the draft plan provides members of the community with the opportunity to have a say in the future management directions for this reserve.

    Have your say

    Submit your written feedback on the draft plan by 22 August... Continue reading

    The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is seeking public comments on the draft plan of management for Wongarbon Nature Reserve. The plan is on exhibition until 22 August 2016.

    What is the draft plan of management for?

    Parks and reserves established under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 are required to have a plan of management. The exhibition of the draft plan provides members of the community with the opportunity to have a say in the future management directions for this reserve.

    Have your say

    Submit your written feedback on the draft plan by 22 August 2016 in one of the following ways:


  • Tyagarah Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

    over 1 year ago
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    The Tyagarah Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment.

    Parks and reserves established under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 are required to have a plan of management. Tyagarah Nature Reserve is currently managed under a plan of management adopted in 1998. A new draft standalone plan for Tyagarah Nature Reserve is on exhibition until 22 August 2016.

    The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in future management directions for this reserve. Submissions ... Continue reading

    The Tyagarah Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment.

    Parks and reserves established under the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 are required to have a plan of management. Tyagarah Nature Reserve is currently managed under a plan of management adopted in 1998. A new draft standalone plan for Tyagarah Nature Reserve is on exhibition until 22 August 2016.

    The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for members of the community to have a say in future management directions for this reserve. Submissions must be received by 22 August 2016.
  • Palm Grove Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management

    over 1 year ago
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    The Palm Grove Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment.

    The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for the community to have a say on the future management directions for Palm Grove Nature Reserve, located near Gosford on the NSW Central Coast. Submissions must be received by 22 August 2016.

    The Palm Grove Nature Reserve Draft Plan of Management is available for public review and comment.

    The exhibition of the draft plan provides an important opportunity for the community to have a say on the future management directions for Palm Grove Nature Reserve, located near Gosford on the NSW Central Coast. Submissions must be received by 22 August 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.

    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

    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.


  • Perisher Range and Charlotte Pass Resorts management review

    over 1 year 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.


  • Curracabundi Parks Draft Plan of Management

    over 1 year ago
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    The Curracabundi Parks 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 Bretti Nature Reserve, Camels Hump Nature Reserve, Coneac State Conservation Area, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Woko National Park. Submissions must be received by 30 May 2016.

    The Curracabundi Parks 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 Bretti Nature Reserve, Camels Hump Nature Reserve, Coneac State Conservation Area, Curracabundi National Park and State Conservation Area, Mernot Nature Reserve, Monkeycot Nature Reserve and Woko National Park. Submissions must be received by 30 May 2016.