Responding to government proposals

The national, State and local governments regularly invite input from the community on proposed changes to environmental laws. 

  • To comment on proposals for and reviews of the types of activities that can be conducted in protected areas, visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website. Certain activities are prohibited in some protected areas. Sometimes activities that would otherwise be prohibited can be approved by the Government following an assessment of the impacts of the activity on the environment. For more infoamtion about protected areas, see our Fact Sheet on protected areas.
  • To comment on draft plans of management for national parks in NSW, visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s website. Plans of management are important because they set out how native plants and animals will be protected in the park and how people can use the park. Draft plans of management are placed on public exhibition before they are finalised, and the public can submit comments to the Office of Environment and Heritage. For more information about plans of management for national parks, see our Fact Sheet on protected areas.