Legislation

The Government-maintained web sites are the most accessible and reliable sources of legislation.

Key legislation for NSW include:

  • Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991
  • Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 1998
  • Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control Regulation) 2000
  • Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • Water Management Act 2000
  • Fisheries Management Act 1994
  • Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
  • National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
  • Local Government Act 1993
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003