Farming & Private Land Management

EDO NSW has produced a number of resources relevant to farming and private land management

Fact Sheets on this topic include:

  • Conservation on Private Land
  • Chemicals & Pesticides
  • BioBanking
  • Biodiversity Assessments

EDO NSW also undertakes law reform work relevant to farming and private land management. Read our submissions.

EDO NSW represents individuals and community groups in public interest litigation to protect the environment. Read about our past cases relevant to farming and private land management.

Learn how to Have Your Say about decisions relevant to farming and private land management.

Conservation on Private Land

This Fact Sheet explains how landholders in NSW can voluntarily conserve areas of ecological or cultural value on their properties, including through agreements with NSW and Australian governments and the Nature Conservation Trust, and outlines the protection afforded by each model.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for landholders who wish to protect the environmental or cultural value of their land, people who don’t own land but who want to contribute to the conservation of wildlife and ecology in NSW, and people contemplating purchasing land which has some form of conservation agreement registered on the title.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Protected Areas, BioBanking, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law

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Chemicals & Pesticides

This Fact Sheet explains how the use of chemicals and pesticides is regulated in NSW. It identifies the authorities involved in the regulation of chemical and pesticide use, and details the types of orders they can make and the penalties for not complying with these orders. It details chemical and pesticide offences, and explains how these offences are enforced.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who are concerned about chemical or pesticide use near their home or place of work, or who want to report a breach of suspected chemical or pesticide offences.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Air, Water and Noise Pollution, Waste Management, Contaminated Land, Water Quality Assessment, Air Quality – Dust Monitoring.

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BioBanking

This Fact Sheet explains what the Biodiversity Banking Scheme (BioBanking) is and how it works. It discusses BioBanking Agreements and Statements, biobank sites, and biodiversity credits. It explains how BioBanking interacts with planning legislation, as well as private and public conservation arrangements.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for landholders who are interested in finding out more about how BioBanking works, landholders who are already party to a BioBanking Agreement, and people looking to purchase a property which has a BioBanking Agreement registered on the title.

Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Conservation on Private Land, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law, Biodiversity Assessments

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Technical Fact Sheet: Biodiversity Assessments

Technical Fact Sheet

This Fact Sheet is designed to assist members of the public to evaluate biodiversity assessments that have been prepared for the purpose of meeting environmental legislative requirements. This Fact Sheet discusses different types of biodiversity assessments, and the elements to be assessed in each of these. It also identifies common failings of biodiversity assessments.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who are intending to prepare a biodiversity assessment, people who wish to assess the adequacy of a biodiversity assessment, and people who want to respond to a biodiversity assessment.

This Fact Sheet should be read in conjunction with Fact Sheets on the laws protecting biodiversity. Other Fact Sheets you may find useful: Conservation on Private Land, Native Animals and Plants, Threatened Species and Ecological Communities, EPBC Act, Commonwealth Threatened Species Law, BioBanking

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