Biodiversity conservation reforms: what you need to know

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, the Local Land Services Amendment Act 2016 and associated regulations, commenced on 25 August 2017 overhauling the legislative and policy framework for biodiversity conservation and management in NSW.

The associated Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) will provide a consistent approach to biodiversity impact assessment and offsetting for most projects in NSW.

These changes will affect councils and other approval authorities and developers.

In this breakfast seminar, Holding Redlich and GHD will discuss the practical implications of the reforms and how they will impact you.

We will cover:

An overview of the new legislation and offsetting rules
The transitional arrangements and what they mean for current and planned projects
The four different types of assessments under the BAM
The role of the Biodiversity Conservation Trust and the trust fund


Tuesday 10 October 2017

7:45 am Registration and light breakfast
8:00 am Presentation commences
9:00 am Presentation concludes

Holding Redlich
Level 65, MLC Centre
19 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000


Breellen Warry

Breellen is a Partner within the Property and Projects team and specialises in environmental, development and planning and natural resources law.
Breellen advises both private and public sector clients across various industries on planning, environment and government matters and has worked both within and for government agencies in NSW and in the UK.

Daniel Williams
Principal Environmental Scientist - GHD

Daniel is Principal Environmental Scientist and GHD’s Lead – BioBanking NSW with over 15 years’ experience in developing, executing and monitoring environmental projects, particularly biodiversity impacts and offsetting projects associated with large scale projects. With a strong background in biodiversity assessment and management he has been successful in designing and managing significant environmental projects for GHD, Greening Australia NSW and Queensland NPWS.



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