Response to the Final Report of the review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
UDIA responds to the Final Report from the independent review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 by laying out our position on the recommendations. We caution that many of the Final Report’s recommendations would exacerbate the current regulatory problems and that adopting the Review Panel’s recommendations in full would make it much more difficult to deliver new housing and jobs in NSW.
UDIA outlines some positive changes that can and should be implemented now under the existing Act. Any changes made should be done to improve the environment, while also supporting the Government’s further important priorities for housing supply, the transition to renewable energy and the ongoing economic growth of NSW.