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The NSW Government has prepared the draft Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan (Plan) to protect Western Sydney’s biodiversity and support its growth to 2056 and beyond.

The Plan will contribute to the Western Parkland City by supporting the delivery of housing, jobs and infrastructure while protecting important biodiversity including threatened plants and animals.

The Plan is one of the largest strategic conservation plans to be undertaken in Australia and is the first strategic biodiversity certification to be undertaken under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

What's happening now?

  • Commencement of the Deerubbin LALC Penrith Structure Plan modification 
    A major agreement between the NSW Government and the Deerubbin Local Aboriginal Land Council (DLALC) will support the fast tracking of biodiversity approvals for DLALC’s Penrith Structure Plan. This will provide economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and secure important conservation lands as an extension of the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan’s conservation program.
  • Update on steps to finalise the Plan
    The NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has now submitted the Plan to the NSW and Commonwealth Ministers for the Environment for their assessment. Find out more on the steps to finalise the Plan.

Read the Plan updates

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What is the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan?