Clearing Native Vegetation

Clearing Native Vegetation- What do I need to do?

Council has produced a flow chart to help with the assessment/approval process that may apply to certain clearing of native vegetation.

Please find Council’s handout below:

View  Biodiversity Handout

 

Native Vegetation Clearing & Biodiversity Reform

NSW State Government has changed legislation in relation to clearing of native vegetation with the following new legislation in August 2017:

  1. Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
    1. Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017
    2. Biodiversity Regulation (Savings & Transitional) Regulation 2017
  2. Local Land Services Act 2013
    1. Local Land Services Amendment Act 2017 No 48
    2. Local Land Services Regulation 2014
    3. Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2017
    4. Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000
  3. State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation In Non-Rural Areas) 2017
Additional Guidelines and  tools released also include the following:
  • Biodiversity Assessment method & Tool
  • Biodiversity Threshold Tool
  • Biodiversity Values Map
  • Biodiversity Accreditor Scheme
  • Offset Calculator
  • Guidelines and Criteria
  • Ancillary rules
Repealed legislation:
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003
  • Threatened Species & Conservation Act 1995
  • Nature Conservation Trust Act 2001
  • Parts 7 to 9 of National Parks & Wildlife Act 1974

Further information available at the Office of Environment & Heritage Website: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/biodiversity/index.htm

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