Environmental management is an important aspect of Roads and Maritime Services decision-making and activities. Roads and Maritime strives to strike a balance between the natural and built environment and provides direction to ensure that the environmental impact of our activities is managed well.
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Weeds, pests and disease pose environmental, social and economic threats by impacting the natural balance of aquatic flora or fauna.
Caulerpa taxifolia is an invasive marine seaweed that has been found in coastal waters of NSW, including Lake Conjola, Burrill Lake, Sydney Harbour, Narrawallee Inlet, Port Hacking, Botany Bay, Pittwater and Lake Macquarie.
Garbage can be fatal for marine animals and hazardous for recreational boaters and the fishing industry.
This page provides advice on how to enjoy the experience of boating, while ensuring you help safeguard the quality of the waterway environment.
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2008 are two key legislative measures put in place to control noise levels on NSW waterways.
Roads and Maritime is responsible for responding to any shipping incident or marine oil or chemical spill along the North and South coasts of NSW including shipping incidents and emergencies in State waters around Lord Howe Island.
There are strict requirements in NSW for the correct discharge of sewage from vessels.
This page provides information on why it’s important to report pollution and who you should contact when you see it.
This page outlines the importance of seagrass beds and what measures you can take to help preserve seagrass beds.
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act), it’s an offence to pollute any waters, unless permitted under a licence issued by the Environment Protection Authority.
This page outlines what biofuels are, the implications for petrol and diesel engine owners if they use biofuels, and where to access further information.
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act), it is an offence to pollute any waters in NSW unless permitted under an environment protection licence issued by the Environment Protection Authority.
River bank erosion is caused by factors including flooding, high wash boating activities, resource extraction, wind waves, changes to vegetation and sea rise, stock access and other changes.