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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.


What's happening now?

Terms of Reference finalised

Public exhibition of the draft Terms of Reference for the Western Sydney Strategic Assessment was an important first step in preparing the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan.


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


Feedback we received from the community and stakeholders was considered prior to finalising the final Terms of Reference.


View the final Terms of Reference


Public Submissions Report

You can view how we considered your feedback in the public Submissions Report. This report provides an overview of the community and stakeholder feedback, including issues and themes, received during the consultation period. It also details how the Department considered submissions in finalising the Terms of Reference.


The report and all public submissions can be viewed on the Planning Portal.


View the Submissions Report


What's happened so far?

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


Between July and December 2019, the Department engaged with community and stakeholders on the development of the Cumberland Plain Conservation 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.


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.


More information

For more information please contact us online.


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Page last updated: 08/07/2020