The NSW Government has introduced the Local Land Services Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 (the Bill). The Bill proposes changes to both the native vegetation regulatory framework in Part 5A of the Local Land Services Act 2013 (LLS Act) and the private native forestry (PNF) framework in Part 5B of the LLS Act. Several proposed changes to Part 5A of the LLS Act relate to the interaction between Part 5A and State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat) 2019 (Koala SEPP).

As anticipated, in conjunction with the introduction of the Bill, the NSW Government has also amended the Koala SEPP and finalised the Koala Habitat Protection Guideline.

This Briefing Note outlines EDO’s concerns regarding:

  1. The intent and timing of the Bill;
  2. Specific changes proposed by the Bill; and
  3. Amendments to the Koala SEPP (SEPP amendments) and final Koala Habitat Protection Guideline (Guideline).

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