Population projections show that NSW is likely to grow to 9.9 million people by 2036. This growth across the state will bring 1 million new homes by 2021 and nearly 3 million new homes over the next 30 years.
Strategic conservation planning aims to prepare for the growth of NSW by protecting our natural environment and delivering economic outcomes.
Strategic conservation planning aims to strike the balance between delivering positive environmental outcomes and supporting appropriate development over the next 38 years. It provides opportunities for both the environment and the people who are a part of the continued growth in the region now and into the future.
Strategic conservation planning uses ‘biodiversity certification’ to balance development impacts by deploying a range of conservation measures that are delivered over time.
Strategic conservation planning:
Strategic conservation planning will help plan across landscapes, moving beyond a site-by-site impact approach to biodiversity and taking on a strategic, outcomes driven approach with the goal to:
When this work is complete, we will have:
Page last updated: 11/02/2019