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The Department has actively engaged with the community and key stakeholders as part of early engagement to develop the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan (the Plan) from August to December this year.


We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback and the role you played in shaping the Plan.


You provided feedback about what you value in your local environment and what’s important to you in balancing biodiversity and growth in Western Sydney.


The draft Plan will be publicly exhibited in 2020 where community and stakeholders will have the next opportunity to have their say on the Plan.


What's happened so far?

Survey and Cumberland Plain interactive map

From August to December 2019, we invited you to complete a 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. Using our interactive map below, we also invited you to learn more about the Plan and tell us about important natural areas and native animals in your area.


The survey and the interactive map are now closed.


We are currently reviewing your feedback, which will help us shape a draft Plan for public exhibition in 2020.


You can still view the map but will not be able to add any further information. 


Click to enlarge the map


Community and stakeholder information sessions and workshops

In September 2019, we invited you to come along to an information session on the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan.


In September we also held workshops and information sessions with local councils, environment groups, industry peak bodies and other key stakeholders.


Between October and December 2019, we also held a series of information sessions and workshops for Aboriginal communities in Western Sydney and Aboriginal Land Councils.


Our sessions gave you an opportunity to hear more about the Plan and provide feedback to help shape the Plan.


Terms of Reference

An important first step to developing the Plan was initiating a strategic assessment under the Commonwealth EPBC Act.


Between 28 November 2018 and 25 January 2019, we consulted on the draft Terms of Reference for the strategic assessment.


We are currently reviewing the submissions received and will publish the Terms of Reference once finalised.


View the draft Terms of Reference


More information

For more information please contact us online.


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Page last updated: 03/12/2019