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Local government training and resources


eLearning program

The department’s eLearning program is designed to help you understand: 

  • the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (NSW) 
  • the Biodiversity Assessment Method 
  • the roles and responsibilities of local government in the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.  

Eligible local government employees can apply for sponsorship to undertake Greencap’s 12-part online eLearning series by: 

For more information, visit Greencap’s website

Local Government Resource Manual 

The NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Local Government Resource Manual provides information about: 

  • review and assessment of development and vegetation clearing proposals 
  • the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme, including the Biodiversity Assessment Method 
  • local government officer roles and responsibilities as a decision maker 
  • accessing key resources, tools and guidance for your role.

NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Local Government Resource Manual