On 3 May 2016, the government announced a consultation package for a new system of land management and conservation of native plant and animal species in the State. The package is ‘designed to create a new system that improves both environmental outcomes and the…
The Government has taken its next step in implementing its reform package for the management of the NSW coastline by introducing the Coastal Management Bill 2016 (Bill) into Parliament. The Bill, once it commences, will replace the current Coastal Protection Act 1979 (CP Act).
Review to be conducted over laws protecting threatened species, native vegetation and biodiversity in NSW
The Minister for the Environment has announced a review of the legislative and policy framework for the management of native vegetation, threatened species and other protected flora and fauna.
Can we bank on the future of biobanking?
The biobanking scheme in NSW commenced in July 2008. Since then, only 21 biobanking agreements have been entered into to create biobank sites and only 7 biobanking statements have been issued. A review of the scheme is currently being undertaken…
Council prosecuted in relation to threatened species
The recent prosecution of a council regarding threatened species emphasises the need for councils to have in place robust environmental systems, procedures and instructions to ensure that harm to the environment does not occur when performing routine public works.