Landholders rewarded for private land conservation under four-year investment plan

The NSW Government has released its four-year investment plan to help private landholders protect our most at-risk landscapes and threatened species.  

Minister for the Environment Penny Sharpe has released the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust’s investing in Private Land Conservation plan saying it outlines key investment priorities for private land conservation in NSW. 

Investing in Private Land Conservation details opportunities for landholders to enter into agreements which will see them paid to manage their land for targeted conservation outcomes. 

Between now and mid-2027, the NSW Government expects to add more than 200,000 hectares of land to the state’s protected areas and 50 unique landscapes to the state’s conservation efforts. 

The plan focuses on high impact conservation, offering payments to landholders to protect, restore and manage precious habitats on their land. 

It is underpinned by research, knowledge, and CSIRO-supported conservation prioritisation.