Draft Saving our Species Program

The Saving our Species Program is seeking feedback on draft conservation strategies for threatened species under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
Manning River helmeted turtle (Myuchelys purvisi)
Manning River helmeted turtle (Myuchelys purvisi)

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What’s this about?

There are 72 draft conservation strategies available for public comment. Each conservation strategy details the critical sites or priority areas for the entity, critical threats, and management actions to address those threats.

A further 76 species dependent on conservation efforts outside NSW (as less than 10% of their range occurs in the state) have been given a statement to this effect. 

This public consultation period provides an important opportunity for community members to have your say in the management of threatened species in NSW.

Have your say

Have your say from 7 September 2023 to 19 October 2023.

There are 4 ways you can have your say, below.



Online consultation


7 September 2023 to 19 October 2023


Formal submission

7 September 2023 to 19 October 2023

Address: Draft Saving our Species conservation strategies, Threatened Species and Ecosystems Branch, Department of Planning and Environment, Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta NSW 2124.


7 September 2023 to 19 October 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Department of Planning and Environment Customer Centre, 4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Consultation period

From:7 September 2023
To:19 October 2023

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 9995 5000
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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