Legislation and governance

The legislative framework for the operations of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is set by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017 and the Biodiversity Conservation (Savings and Transitional) Regulation 2017. Part 10 of the Act constitutes the BCT.

The purpose of the Act is to maintain a healthy, productive and resilient environment for the greatest wellbeing of the community in NSW, now and into the future, consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

The BCT has established a comprehensive governance framework. This includes:

The BCT proactively provides access to a wide range of information. Our Agency Information Guide provides additional information about our organisation, the types of information we hold, and how we manage our information. If you are seeking access to information that is not available on our website, please visit the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s How can I access information.