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NSW Department of Planning and Environment
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The NSW Government has prepared the 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?

  • What we heard report released:
    Following public exhibition of the draft Plan in 2020, the department has reviewed all submissions received and prepared a What we heard report outlining key themes and issues raised, and how we have updated the Plan to address community and stakeholder feedback.
  • Updates to the Plan’s mapping:
    We have revised the Plan’s mapping to address feedback received from landholders during public exhibition and to respond to new expert koala advice. You can view view the updated mapping in the Spatial Viewer.

Read the Plan updates

How to contact the team?

If you have any questions about the project:

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What is the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan?