WET Workshop - Wetland legislation: when are they applicable and where?

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Wetland Education and Training Workshop
Wetland legislation: when are they applicable and where?

22 & 23 June 2017

There is no such thing as wetland legislation in Australia but there have been a multitude of environmental legislation that is directly applicable to managing wetlands, hence often treated as wetland legislation.
The legislation has strong implications when it comes to constructing, rehabilitating, restoring or maintaining wetlands – whether coastal or not. Getting your head around a long list of legislation is a daunting task. From time to time, new legislation has been added or an existing one is amended, which makes things even more complex, if not worse. In this context a wetland custodian needs to be abreast of what’s happening in this space.

Who should attend and why?

This workshop is planned around your needs for simplifying the approach and updating your knowledge. If you wanted to embrace these challenges and learn more about the latest concepts, techniques and tools in handling and facing legislation that are applicable to managing wetlands, this two-day workshop is just for you.

With more than 15 years’ experience in delivering workshops in wetland construction, rehabilitation and management, this workshop has been carefully tailored around your needs. 

Learning outcomes
The program is based on experiential learning and hands-on tools and techniques in solving problems in handling and facing legislation that are applicable to managing wetlands. There will be multiple mini-workshops in various sessions will take participants through the following: 

  • Fast-track familiarisation with wetland legislation
  • Apply a simplistic approach that helps resolving confusions around very complex pieces of legislation 
  • Hands-on list of the relevant sections and clauses of legislation 
  • Common-sense management practices
  • The workshop will deliver a delicate balance between indoor talks as well as field excursions and case studies.

All of our programs are highly interactive and hands-on. This workshop will include field-based case studies in wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park and elsewhere.


No particular requirements except that participants are expected to have a basic understanding of wetland management as well as an appreciation for environmental legislation

Enjoy this two-day program, with a range of experts talking on a variety of topics. Speakers include: 

  • Prof Shawkat Alam (Macquarie University)
  • Carolyn Hall (Waratah Ecoworks)
  •  Mia Dalby-Ball (Ecological Consultants Australia)

    View full program here

Date: Thursday 22 June 8.45am - 5.30pm & Friday 23 June 8.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre, Bicentennial Park

Registration for two day workshop:
General $700 + GST
Concession $600 + GST
Fees include workshop, lunch, field studies, workshop notes and field excursions.

Bookings close: Tuesday 12th of June, 2017. Limited places are available. 

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For more information email education@sopa.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9714 7888.