The Department of Planning and Environment invites feedback on the new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation) until 21 June 2017. The policy is part of a package of biodiversity reforms released by the NSW Government and the new SEPP will safeguard native vegetation in urban areas and land zoned for environmental protection by providing a consistent approach to clearing in NSW. This proposed SEPP will ensure the new biodiversity offset scheme will apply to all clearing of native vegetation that exceeds the offset thresholds in urban areas and environmental conservation zones that don’t require development consent.

A copy of the statement of intended effect can be found here.