Program - Wetland legislation: when are they applicable and where?

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Wetland legislation: when are they applicable and where?

Program Outline

Day 1: Thursday, 22 June 201

TimeDetails

8.45am

Registration & Morning Tea – Education Centre, (Bicentennial Park) Sydney Olympic Park

9am

Welcome and introduction

9.15am

Role of legislation in wetland management
[Introductory talk, to familiarise with the terminologies that the audience is likely to come across over two days; with an emphasis on NSW EPA Act]

10am

Key principles of wetland management vs. key aspects of wetland legislation

10.30am

Morning Tea

11am

Fisheries Management Act 1994 (FMA): when to trigger?

11.30am

Group workshop on applications of FMA: obligations and opportunities

12.30pm

Q/A and resolutions

1pm

Lunch

1.45pm

Application of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act (POEO)

2.15pm

Group workshop on applications of POEO: obligations and opportunities

3.30pm 

Q/A and resolutions

4pm

A microcosm of multiple legislations applicable to wetland management at Sydney Olympic Park

4pm

Visit to SOP wetlands: case study scenarios

5pmQ/A
5.30pmClos

Day 2: Friday, 23 June 2017

TimeDetails

8.30am

Registration – Education Centre, Bicentennial Park

8.45am

NSW Coastal Management Act 2016: SEPP (Coastal Management) 2016

9.15am

               Group workshop: SEPP (Coastal Management) 2016and other instruments adequately address the major issues around managing coastal wetlands?

10.15am

Q/A

10.15am

Morning Tea (working tea)

11.30am

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: when to apply?

12am

Conventions, Treaties and Agreements: do they help in managing wetlands?

12.30pm

Lunch

1pm

Wetland legislation and land-holder’s obligations: local council perspective

1.30pm

Visual inspection and critical appreciation of a construction site: dilemma in meeting economic and environmental objectives

3pm

Afternoon Tea (working tea)

3pm

Synthesis and feedback from the site inspection – collective resolutions

3.30pm

Closing / Certificates

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Dates Thursday 22 June & Friday 23 June, 2017
Cost: 
Registration for regular two days $770 (incl. GST) or Concession two days $660 (incl. GST)
Bookings close: Wednesday 8 June, 2017
For more information email education@sopa.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9714 7888