Have your say on land management and biodiversity conservation reforms

Sam Light from South East Local Land Services. Photo: Supplied

Sam Light from South East Local Land Services. Photo: Supplied

The Biodiversity Conservation Regulation, amendments to the Local Land Services Regulation and supporting products are on public exhibition until June 21.

All land managers will need to be aware of what the changes mean for them. We recommend that you take the time to review the legislation and provide any comments during the consultation period.

The Draft Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 can be found at www.landmanagement.nsw.gov.au.

The reforms have been brought about as a result of a 2014 report from the Independent Legislative Biodiversity Conservation Review Panel. The Panel recommended comprehensive reforms which act to sustain, invest and protect our natural resources and native plants and animals.

The key areas covered by the reforms are:

  • Land management and regulatory map
  • Ecologically sustainable development
  • Native plants and animals
  • Private land conservation

The new land management framework consists of the land management (native vegetation) code of practice and when agreed the native vegetation regulatory map, which will identify which land is subject to the code.

If you have any questions regarding the reforms or the consultation process you can contact the newly established Sustainable Land Management (SLM) team of Local Land Services.

LLS Sustainable Management Hotline

  • Phone: 0417 184 339
  • Email: slm.hotline@lls.nsw.gov.au