Protected Areas & Public Land Management

EDO NSW has produced a number of resources on protected areas and public land management

Fact Sheets on this topic include:

  • Protected Areas

EDO NSW also undertakes law reform work relevant to protected areas and public 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 on protected areas and public land management.

Learn how to Have Your Say about decisions relevant to protected areas and public land management.

Protected Areas

This Fact Sheet explains how protected areas are governed at both state and national levels. It describes the framework for declaring and protecting protected areas, and identifies the relevant decision makers and enforcement authorities. It discusses the different categories of protected areas, and the various levels of protection within each, including national parks, Commonwealth reserves, state conservation areas, and Aboriginal areas.

This Fact Sheet will be useful for people who want to know what the difference between the various types of protected areas are, and the kinds of activities that are permitted in each. It will also be useful for people who want to nominate an area for protection, and people who are concerned about breaches of environmental law in protected areas. 

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

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