Roadside Environment Committee
The NSW Government established the NSW Roadside Environment Committee (REC) in 1994 to promote and coordinate leading practice in linear reserve environmental management across the State.
About the committee
The REC currently comprises thirteen organisations with interests in the environmental management of roadside and other linear reserves in NSW. The REC member organisations are:
- Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
- Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT)
- Essential Energy
- Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) NSW & ACT
- Local Government NSW (LGNSW)
- Local Land Services (LLS)
- Nature Conservation Council (NCC)
- NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE)
- NSW Department of Industry - Crown Lands
- Rural Fire Service
- Transport for NSW
- UGL Regional Lynx (Country Regional Network).
The Roadside Environment Committee is supported by Transport for NSW and encourages the involvement and cooperation of local councils, State Government agencies and other groups within the community for better management of the ecological, social and economic resources of linear reserves.
Roadside Environment Committee contacts are listed below:
Mr Neil Dufty
Executive Officer, NSW Roadside Environment Committee
Phone: 02 9354 0300
Mobile: 0427 130 283
The Roadside Environment Committee provide various publications to assist in the protection of biodiversity, as well as valuable cultural and economic resources on linear reserves throughout the State.
The Committee newsletter is published on a quarterly basis. Contact the Committee's Executive Officer to join the e-mail list or view or download previous editions of the newsletter from publications provided on this page.
The LGNSW website is also a useful source of information and resources supporting vegetation assessment, planning and management. View the LGNSW web page.
Roadside Environment Committee newsletters
Roadside vegetation management planning
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Proceedings of the NSW Linear Reserve Environmental Management Forum
30 October 2012
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|Guidelines for the development of Roadside Management Plans||76.7Kb|
Roadside assessment sheet
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|Case study: An innovative Regional Roadside Environment Toolkit||2.12Mb|
Case study: Leading practice in the environmental management of New South Wales linear reserves
Neil Duffy explores the role of the NSW Roadside Environment Committee
Case study: Working collaboratively to restore connectivity in the South West Slopes bioregion of New South Wales
Josie Stokes, Elisa Tack, Sarah Stuart and Kevin Roberts