Organisation: NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust

Address: Level 14, 59-61 Goulburn Street, Sydney South, NSW

Ph: 1300 992 688

Email: info@bct.nsw.gov.au

Website: www.bct.nsw.gov.au

About:

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) was established on 25 August 2017 under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 to promote and support biodiversity conservation on private land. Its vision is to maximise the biodiversity conservation outcomes achieved with the public and private resources entrusted in the BCT to support private land conservation, to deliver a healthy, productive and resilient environment across NSW.

The NSW Government is investing $240 million over the five years to 2020‐2021, and $70 million each year thereafter, to fund the BCT to deliver its private land conservation program. Developers and the government also fund the BCT to acquire biodiversity stewardship sites that offset the biodiversity losses from development. People, companies or philanthropists can make donations to the BCT Public Fund to support the BCT’s biodiversity conservation objectives.

The BCT’s investments are guided by the Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy 2018 (BCIS). The strategy ranks NSW Landscapes into priority investment areas and the higher ranked areas are the primary focus of government investment in private land conservation.