Environmental Considerations


Sutherland Shire’s exceptional natural environment is a haven for humans and biodiversity. Ranging from native bushland to stunning coastal environments, the Shire is home to endangered ecological communities, threatened species, Ramsar-listed wetlands, National Parks and so much more. Maintaining a healthy balance between biodiversity and built environments is vitally important.

If you are planning a development or clearing land, there are a number of environmental factors which may be applicable to your project. The links below provide a helpful guide to environmental considerations and information which may apply to your development application or planning proposal.


Acid Sulfate Soils

Air Quality & Controlling Construction Pollution

Biodiversity Offsets

Bushfire Prone Land

Bushfire Prone Land Certificate

Contaminated Land

Foreshore Building Line

Flood Prone Land

Greywater Reuse Systems

Local Environmental Plan (LEP)


Water and Sediment Control on Construction Sites



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