The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the Environment Protection Authority fully supports the Premier, the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Heritage in performing their executive and statutory environmental duties.
Environment and Heritage develops and leads policy, reform and education in sustainability, biodiversity and native vegetation, coastal protection and Aboriginal cultural heritage.
We also manage 6.8 million hectares of national parks and reserves, which is almost 9 per cent of NSW.
The Environment Protection Authority overseen by the Environment Protection Authority Board, is responsible for environmental regulation, particularly the regulation of air emissions, contaminated sites, dangerous goods and hazardous materials, noise, pesticides, forestry activities, waste and water quality.
The Environment Protection Authority also delivers regular State of the Environment reports.