Biodiversity Legislation Review

The new biodiversity and land clearing regime commenced on 25 August 2017, despite serious concerns about increased land clearing and weakened biodiversity offset standards.

We will continue to provide feedback on the aspects of the new regime that are still being developed, and we’ll continue to work with communities concerned about the new laws. We’ll be releasing educational materials such as fact sheets and online tutorials on these changes and running workshops for the community. 

For updates on our ongoing biodiversity and native vegetation law reform and outreach work, sign up to our weekly e-bulletin.


December 2017: EDO NSW submission on Draft Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy 2017-2037.

November 2017 case: Nature Conservation Council vs Minister for Primary Industries and Another

Draft regulations and instruments, June 2017

EDO NSW made submissions on each of the 13 consultation documents. You can download all submissions combined, including an executive summary, or read each component separately.

Seminar video: The next stage of biodiversity reforms: what you need to know, presentation slides and video from a community seminar held in Sydney, 1 June 2017. 

Biodiversity and land clearing laws passed in November 2016