In 2017, the Native Vegetation Act 2003 was repealed and the new legal framework regulating land clearing commenced, consisting primarily of the Local Land Service Act 2013 (LLS Act), and the Biodiversity Conversation Act 2016 (BC Act). These reforms deregulated rural land clearing, shifting to a system of self-assessment by land holders. They also moved the administration of rural land clearing laws from the environment portfolio to the agriculture portfolio. New biodiversity conservation measures were added through the BC Act. The submission provides recommendations for the independent panel undertaking the review on reforms that will benefit biodiversity in NSW.
Nature Conservation Council of NSW submission on the 5- year statutory review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act.
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