Review of Biodiversity Conservation Act

Department of Planning and Environment is seeking feedback on the statutory review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.
Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) perched on a branch
Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) perched on a branch

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David Parker/DPE

What’s this about?

The Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 aims to protect and conserve biodiversity in NSW while helping ecologically sustainable development.

NSW is home to a variety of plants and animals, as well as the habitat in which they live. Biodiversity underpins the health of our planet, wellbeing, the economy and our livelihoods.

The statutory review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act is an opportunity to consider issues and improve biodiversity conservation in NSW.

Independent experts have developed a consultation paper that outlines questions for you to consider when giving your feedback.

Real life examples of how the Biodiversity Conservation Act may or may not work in practice are encouraged, as these will improve our understanding of the key issues.

A report on the outcome of the review will be tabled in each house of NSW Parliament by 24 August 2023.

The public is invited to view and comment on the review.

Have your say

There are 3 ways you can provide your feedback below.

Have your say by Tuesday 21 April 2023.

Online consultation

28 February 2023 to 21 April 2023

Online survey

Email

28 February 2023 to 21 April 2023

biodiversity.review@environment.nsw.gov.au

Postal submission

28 February 2023 to 21 April 2023

Address: Biodiversity Conservation Act review, Department of Planning and Environment, Locked Bag 5022, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

Consultation period

From:28 February 2023
To:21 April 2023

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 1300 361 967
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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