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The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan is part of the Government’s commitment to delivering the Western Parkland City. It will protect the region’s threatened plants and animals and support the needs of the community through the creation of conservation lands and green spaces close to homes.


The population of the Western Sydney is projected to grow from 740,000 in 2016 to 1.1 million by 2036, and to well over 1.5 million by 2056.


A thriving, liveable Western Sydney needs conservation areas for the area’s native plants and animals, and publicly accessible green spaces for local communities.


The NSW Government is developing a conservation plan for Western Sydney to help balance the future needs of the community, and protect threatened plants and animals in Western Sydney for the long term.


We want your feedback

We want help from the local community and stakeholders as we develop the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan: 

  • We invite you to complete our survey to help us understand local conservation sites and priorities and ways to protect and enhance Western Sydney’s important biodiversity values and green spaces.
  • We also invite you to learn more about the Plan and tell us about important natural areas and native animals in your area using our interactive map.


The survey and interactive map will be open until 2 December 2019. Your feedback will help us shape a draft Plan for statutory exhibition in 2020.


We want your feedback

Conservation plan for Western Sydney

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About the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan

About the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan

The Plan will conserve the environment and improve biodiversity outcomes for threatened and iconic species.

About the plan
Communities visiting the Cumberland Plain in Shale Sandstone Transition Forest to help understand the importance of protecting the biodiversity in the area.

Community engagement

Community engagement

We want your feedback.
We are actively engaging with the community and key stakeholders from August to December this year.

Take part in developing the plan