Under Consideration

Department of Planning & Environment

Review of State Environmental Planning Policy 44 (Koala Habitat Protection)

The NSW Government is seeking your feedback on the Explanation of Intended Effect: State Environmental Planning Policy 44 – Koala Habitat Protection.

The explanation of intended effect (EIE) has been prepared to explain the intent of the proposed amendment to State Environmental Planning Policy 44 – Koala Habitat Protection (SEPP 44).

The EIE describes how the various parts of the proposed amendment will work and what they are seeking to achieve. The key changes the proposed amended SEPP will implement relate to the:

• definitions of koala habitat;
• list of tree species;
• list of councils; and
• development assessment process.

To support the proposed amendment of the SEPP, the Department will prepare updated guidelines that clearly:

• set out the requirements for preparing comprehensive plans of management; and
• direct the consistent assessment of development applications.

The Department will also ensure the strategic planning outcomes in SEPP 44 are transferred to the more appropriate setting of the Local Planning Directions under section 117 of the Act.

We welcome your feedback on the Explanation of Intended Effect.

Submissions can be made until 3 March 2017:

• online using the submission form below; and
• by mail to:
Director, Planning Frameworks
NSW Department of Planning and Environment
GPO Box 39
Sydney NSW 2001
Attachments & Resources
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Review of State Environmental Planning Policy 44 (Koala Habitat Protection)
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 18/11/2016
Exhibition Concludes 03/03/2017
Exhibition Location • Department of Planning and Environment, Level 22, 320 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 • www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals
Relevant Legislation State Environmental Planning Policy No 44—Koala Habitat Protection
Exhibiting agency or agencies Department of Planning and Environment
Type Policies
Local Government Area Ballina Shire Council, Bathurst Regional Council, Bega Valley Shire Council, Bellingen Shire Council, Berrigan Shire Council, Blayney Shire Council, Blue Mountains City Council, Bourke Shire Council, Brewarrina Shire Council, Cabonne Shire Council, Campbelltown City Council, Central Darling Shire Council, Cessnock City Council, Clarence Valley Council, Coffs Harbour City Council, Coonamble Shire Council, Dungog Shire Council, Eurobodalla Shire Council, Forbes Shire Council, Glen Innes Severn Council, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Greater Hume Shire Council, Gunnedah Shire Council, Hawkesbury City Council, Inverell Shire Council, Kempsey Shire Council, Ku-ring-gai Council, Kyogle Council, Lake Macquarie City Council, Leeton Shire Council, Lismore City Council, Lithgow City Council, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Plains Shire Council, Lockhart Shire Council, Maitland City Council, Mid-Western Regional Council, Moree Plains Shire Council, Muswellbrook Shire Council, Nambucca Shire Council, Narrabri Shire Council, Narrandera Shire Council, Narromine Shire Council, Newcastle City Council, Oberon Council, Parkes Shire Council, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Port Stephens Council, Richmond Valley Council, Shoalhaven City Council, Singleton Shire Council, Tamworth Regional Council, Tenterfield Shire Council, Tweed Shire Council, Upper Hunter Shire Council, Upper Lachlan Shire Council, Uralla Shire Council, Wagga Wagga City Council, Walcha Council, Walgett Shire Council, Warren Shire Council, Weddin Shire Council, Wentworth Shire Council, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Wollondilly Shire Council, Wollongong City Council, Yass Valley Council, Armidale Regional Council, Central Coast Council, Edward River Council, Federation Council, Hilltops Council, Mid-Coast Council, Murray River Council, Northern Beaches Council, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Snowy Valleys Council, Hornsby Shire, Bayside Council
Relevant Hyperlink http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Koala-habitat