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The Department is actively engaging with the community and key stakeholders on the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan (the Plan) from August to December this year, so you can stay informed and play a role in shaping the Plan.


We want your feedback

We’re seeking information from you about what you value in your local environment as well as understanding what’s important to you in balancing biodiversity and growth in Western Sydney.


The key outcomes we’re seeking from our early engagement are to:

  • understand community and stakeholder views about key conservation priorities
  • gain knowledge and advice from on-ground conservation and restoration practitioners
  • collaborate with the Aboriginal community about the Plan and consult on potential economic opportunities arising from the Plan’s implementation.



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.


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


Take our survey


Cumberland Plain interactive map

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 map will be open for comments until 2 December 2019.


Click to enlarge the map


Information workshops for Aboriginal communities

The Department is holding information workshops on the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan for Aboriginal communities in Western Sydney. These sessions provide an opportunity to help shape and provide feedback for the Plan.

  • Monday 14 October: 9.30am – 2.30pm in Liverpool
  • Saturday 19 October: 9.30am – 2.30pm in Penrith


For more information or to register your interest please contact Marcia Ella Consulting via email or on 0498 494 584.


What's happened so far?

Community information sessions

In September 2019, we invited you to come along to an information session on the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan. Our sessions gave you an opportunity to hear more about the Plan and give us feedback.


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.


Sign up for email updates on the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan

Page last updated: 23/09/2019