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Native vegetation in non-rural areas

Topic: Policy

The Department of Planning and Environment invites feedback on the new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation).

What's this about?

The department seeks feedback on the proposed approach to the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for the new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation).

The policy is part of a package of biodiversity reforms released by the NSW Government.

The new SEPP will safeguard native vegetation in urban areas and land zoned for environmental protection by providing a consistent approach to clearing in NSW.

This proposed SEPP will ensure the new biodiversity offset scheme will apply to all clearing of native vegetation that exceeds the offset thresholds in urban areas and environmental conservation zones that don't require development consent.

The EIE explains:

  • what the proposed Vegetation SEPP will do.
  • the intended outcomes.
  • the reasons for the proposed policy approach.

Have your say

There are two ways to provide your feedback on the SEPP Policy:

  • Online: Consultation website
  • Mail: Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation Reforms
    Office of Environment and Heritage
    PO Box A290
    Sydney South, NSW, 1232

Have your say by 21 June 2017.

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Topic: Policy