State Environmental Planning Policy (Biodiversity & Conservation) 2021

This SEPP contains:

  • planning rules and controls for the clearing of native vegetation in NSW on land zoned for urban and environmental purposes that is not linked to a development application
  • the land use planning and assessment framework for koala habitat
  • provisions which establish a consistent and co-ordinated approach to environmental planning and assessment along the River Murray
  • provisions seeking to protect and preserve bushland within public open space zones and reservations
  • provisions which aim to prohibit canal estate development
  • provisions to support the water quality objectives for the Sydney drinking water catchment
  • provisions to protect the environment of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River system
  • provisions to manage and improve environmental outcomes for Sydney Harbour and its tributaries
  • provisions to manage and promote integrated catchment management policies along the Georges River and its tributaries
  • provisions which seek to protect, conserve and manage the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes property.

This SEPP has consolidated and repealed:

  • SEPP (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017
  • SEPP (Koala Habitat Protection) 2020
  • SEPP (Koala Habitat Protection) 2021
  • Murray Regional Environmental Plan No 2—Riverine Land
  • SEPP No 19—Bushland in Urban Areas
  • SEPP No 50—Canal Estate Development
  • SEPP (Sydney Drinking Water Catchment) 2011
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No 20 – Hawkesbury – Nepean River (No 2 – 1997)
  • Sydney Regional Environmental Plan (Sydney Harbour Catchment) 2005
  • Greater Metropolitan Regional Environmental Plan No 2 – Georges River Catchment
  • Willandra Lakes Regional Environmental Plan No 1 – World Heritage Property
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