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:

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
  2. Local Land Services Act 2013
  3. State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation In Non-Rural Areas) 2017


For additional information on biodiversity reforms and legislation please see the NSW Department of Planning & Environment website: