EDO NSW actively engages in environmental policy and law reform in NSW and Australia
Our policy and law reform work reflects our status as an independent, specialist legal centre. We do not do campaigning work, but we frequently put forward policy proposals suggesting ways that the law can be improved in NSW and Australia.
Our policy proposals may be in the form of:
- submissions to Governments or parliamentary inquiries
- proactive reports and consultancy projects
- policy advice to Governments as a member of expert panels or stakeholder reference groups.
For national environmental matters, we work with our colleagues in the Australian Network of EDOs (ANEDO) and with national groups, to improve the law and protect the environment.
Review our submissions by topic using the right hand menu or use the search feature below to find a document of interest.
Submission on risk-based pollution licensing and the Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Licensing Fees) Regulation 2013
4 November 2013 - Download PDF
ANEDO submission on the draft Terms of Reference for a strategic assessment of the environmental management authorisation process for petroleum activities administered by NOPSEMA under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
September 2013 - Download PDF
Submission on amendments to the Mining SEPP – State Environmental Planning Policy (Mining, Petroleum Production and Extractive Industries) Amendment (Resource Significance) 2013
August 2013 - Download PDF
ANEDO Submission on the Draft Significant Impact Guidelines under the EPBC Act 1999: Coal seam gas and large coal mining developments - impacts on water resources
25 July 2013 - Download PDF
Submission on the Draft Metro Strategy
July 2013 - Download PDF