Recent Changes to the National Parks and Wildlife Act

During the last parliamentary sittings of 2021 the NSW Government introduced a Bill (ie. draft legislation) to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Act, the legislation that determines how our national parks and reserves are created, protected and managed.  The changes proposed under the National Parks and Wildlife Amendment Bill were diverse and far reaching, the most significant changes ever proposed to the legislation that has served as the centre-piece of the NSW protected area management for more than half a century.  Diverse, far reaching, and in the case of at least half of the proposed changes, appalling.