Before you clear vegetation or undertake a building project, you need to be aware of the environmental factors that may apply.

Environmental factors include:

  • dewatering construction sites (controlling water erosion and runoff)
  • controlling air pollution
  • impacts on biodiversity
  • acid sulfate soils
  • contaminated land

Other factors may apply depending on the location of the development.

Council is committed to maintaining a healthy balance between biodiversity and built environments.

Sutherland Shire is home to endangered ecological communities, threatened species, Ramsar-listed wetlands, National Parks and more.

You should also find out if your development is assessable under the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.

You can help preserve our beautiful natural environment by addressing relevant factors before you undertake any development, renovation or vegetation management.