Biodiversity Review Project

Landcare NSW Biodiversity Workshops

Landcare NSW, in conjunction with regional Landcare networks, through the support of the NSW Environmental Trust, delivered a series of eight workshops across NSW during the submission phase of the NSW Biodiversity Reforms.  Landcare NSW provided a confidential submission to the reform process and has released Collective comments from the Landcare NSW Biodiversity Reform Workshops for the information of the landcare community and interested parties.

This Project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. OEH_ETlogoWrd

EDO NSW Biodiversity Reform Package

Video Now Available to View: Click here. Description for video: Nari Sahukar is a Senior Solicitor in the Policy & Law Reform Team at the Environmental Defender’s Office, or EDO NSW. The EDO is a non-government, community legal centre established in 1985 to help people use the law to protect their environment. They get over 1000 calls a year to their free legal advice line (most from rural and regional areas), and they help people understand how environmental and planning laws affect them. The EDO also publishes factsheets and guides to the law for rural landholders, on topics like managing vegetation, private land conservation, Aboriginal heritage and mining laws. The 2016 NSW Biodiversity Reforms: 6 Things You Need to Know 1. “What is proposed?”– [2:50mins] Other parts are major changes. 2. “Biodiversity Assessment Method” [3:30mins] – The Govt proposes to expand its biodiversity assessment and offsetting scheme. 3. “Private Land Conservation” [4:15mins] – Private land conservation. 4. “Native veg map” [5:40mins] – Rural clearing under the LLS Bill… 5. “Missed opportunity?” [8:00mins] – 10 things that biodiversity law should do… 6. “Further info” [10:00mins].

Biodiversity Webinar for Landcare

On Friday 17th June, the NSW Government held a webinar for the Landcare community. It’s purpose was to discuss the proposed biodiversity reforms and give Landcarers a chance to ask questions, before submitting comments before 28 June. You can watch the webinar here. The presentation slides of the webinar are available. Please click here to download.

Biodiversity Webinar

The speakers from left to right: Kristian Holz from DPI (Department of Primary Industries), Jeremy Black from OEH (Office of Environment and Heritage), Brian Elton from Elton Consulting, Paul Elton, OEH (Office of Environment and Heritage) and Rob Dulhunty, Chair Landcare NSW.