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Preserving our natural resources

The social and economic wellbeing of current and future generations is dependent on managing natural resources to sustain both production and conservation. The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) provides independent advice to the NSW Government to achieve these outcomes. Read more >>


Active and adaptive cypress management in the Brigalow and Nandewar State Conservation Areas

Through a Terms of Reference, the NSW Government has requested that the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) assess the active and adaptive management of cypress forests in the Brigalow and Nandewar State Conservation Areas (Zone 3 of the Brigalow and Nandewar Community Conservation Areas).

The NRC submitted a draft report to the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Minister for the Environment, the Minister for Primary Industries, and the Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water in June 2014. The NRC accepted public submissions on this draft report until 10 August 2014. Read more >>

Review of weed management in NSW

In May 2014, the NRC submitted a final report to the Minister for Primary Industries detailing recommendations and findings for its review of weed management in NSW.

The NSW Government has formally responded to the recommendations and details are available on the Department of Primary Industries website.

The NRC’s final report is now available.

Supplementary pest control

Environment Minister Robyn Parker has announced a three year scientific trial using skilled volunteers to boost pest animal control efforts in 12 national parks and reserves in western NSW.

The Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is working with the Office of Environment and Heritage to develop the monitoring and evaluation program for the trial. The NRC will also independently review the outcomes of the program over the three years to 2016 to determine whether the trial was successful and if it should be expanded across NSW. Read more >>

Development of Performance Standard for Local Land Services

In September 2014, the Natural Resources Commission released the Draft Performance Standard for Local Land Services (Version 0.3).

Comments can be provided on the Draft Standard by 10 October 2014. Read more >>


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