Clearing vegetation for special indigenous purpose. The nva made it an offence to clear native vegetation in nsw unless the clearing was exempt, permitted through consent, or offset by conservation actions elsewhere on the property. Repealing the native vegetation act 2003 removing the requirement that land clearing only be allowed if it improves or maintains. Increased pressure from various sources is pushing local government into a new role of conserving biodiversity on private land.
Overview of the native vegetation act 2003 this section explains the reasons for the introduction of the native vegetation act 2003 nv act the key reforms it delivered and the agencies responsible for its administration. The regulation also amends the native vegetation act 2003 to clarify the nonrural land zones as described in a standard instrument local environmental plan to which the act does not apply. Legislation please refer to the ep act and the environmental protection clearing of native vegetation regulations 2004, available from the state law publisher. Under the act, catchment management authorities cmas can approve clearing of native vegetation and issue a property vegetation plan pvp if. Approval for burning native vegetation contact your local catchment management authority cma or local council for advice on whether you need an approval for burning native vegetation and how to obtain an approval. Native vegetation act 1991 south australian legislation. Productivity commission 2004, impacts of native vegetation and biodiversity regulations. Minor variation of code if, when preparing a forest operation plan under the code, the projected impact on the net. Native vegetation act 1991 view, legal clearance of native vegetation may be permissible through one of two mechanisms. Overview of key changes to the native vegetation removal regulations pdf. A critical analysis of the native vegetation protection.
This publication is available in hard copy or pdf format from the productivity. The nsw government is choosing to undermine native. Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations. As of march 2018, south australia contains 359 separate protected areas declared under the national parks and wildlife act 1972, the crown land management act 2009 and the wilderness protection act 1992. Scrapping the native vegetation act would be a black day for nature. The nsw government intends for the biodiversity conservation bill 2016 and local land services amendment bill 2016 to commence in 2017 the new legislation repeals the native vegetation act 2003 and has been developed following a rigorous, transparent, scientific and evidencebased process. In these areas, regulated trees that are not protected by the native vegetation act 1991 will be protected by the development act 1993 controls. The native vegetation act 1991 also provides incentives to landholders to help them manage the native vegetation on their land through the heritage agreement scheme. The current legal impediments to use by the rural lands sector must be maintained, and in fact, the best elements of the native vegetation act 2003 system imported into biobanking. The registry tool produces a diagnosis of environmental compliances and non. Native vegetation regulation 2005 under the native vegetation act 2003 published in gazette no 140 of 18 november 2005, page 9419 page 1 her excellency the governor, with the advice of the executive council, has made the following regulation under the native vegetation act 2003. The vision of the framework is that native vegetation is managed in an ecologically sustainable way that promotes its enduring environmental, economic, social, cultural and spiritual values. Native vegetation condition a measure of how close. Feedback will provide valuable input on the proposed changes to the native vegetation regulations and help inform the final permitted clearance activities and how they are administered.
Maintain the native vegetation act 2003 in its existing form. Australias native vegetation framework australias native vegetation framework will guide native vegetation management across the australian landscape. A guide to the exemption for clearing native vegetation for maintenance in existing transport corridors section 1 clearing for maintenance in existing transport corridors under the provisions of the ep act, the clearing of native vegetation is an offence unless a permit has been granted or an exemption applies. One of the main objectives of the new native vegetation act 2003 nva was to prevent broadscale clearing of remnant native vegetation or protected regrowth. Clearing of native vegetation offsets procedure or can be requested by phoning 6467 5000. Note that the focus of this paper is chiefly on the regulation of native vegetation clearing in rural areas. Protected areas of south australia consists of protected areas located within south australia and its immediate onshore waters and which are managed by south australian government agencies. Native vegetation article about native vegetation by the. Strategy and subject to an approval under section 146b of the environment protection and biodiversity conservation act 1999. The native vegetation act dramatically reduced the extent of landclearing. Well, today i will focus on the reforms to native vegetation management, and the implementation of the new native vegetation act 2003. How do the definitions of remnant, regrowth and protected regrowth apply. Download the guide to the draft native vegetation regulations 2016 pdf, 1. Property vegetation plans pvps approved before the repeal of the native vegetation act remain valid and in force.
A guide to the exemption for clearing native vegetation. Repeal of the native vegetation act 2003, threatened species conservation act 1995. In late 2003 an effort was initiated to convert the native plant guide to a. A critical analysis of the native vegetation protection law of brazil 2012. Native vegetation act 2003 nsw environment, energy and. Property vegetation plans in new south wales, australia. Check before you chop recent prosecutions under the. Native vegetation has the same meaning as in the native vegetation act 2003. Nsw following the repeal of the native vegetation act. Policy for resolving investigations under the now repealed native.
Lippia and the native vegetation conservation act 2003. The digital version of the native plant guide was created using adobe acrobat 6. In this program, landholders enter into agreements with the state government to protect. This regulation is made under the native vegetation act 2003 including sections 5, 10, 11, 15, 20, 26, 27. An update executive summary this paper is an update of the 1995 briefing paper no 28, native vegetation protection in n sw. Native vegetation act 2003 no 103 section 6 key concepts part 2 part 2 key concepts 6 meaning of native vegetation 1 for the purposes of this act, native vegetation means any of the following types of indigenous vegetation.
Submission on the proposed biodiversity banking scheme. Native vegetation regulations 2003 vs 2017 exemptions 2003. Adelaide are also currently covered by the native vegetation act 1991, which provides protection to native tree species. Impacts of native vegetation and biodiversity regulations inquiry. Native vegetation bill 2003 explanatory note clause 40 provides that in any criminal or civil proceedings under the proposed act relating to the clearing of native vegetation on any land, the onus of proof that the clearing is excluded from or permitted by the proposed act lies on the person who seeks to rely on the exclusion or permission. Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations consultation paper consultation paper released in march 2016. Legislation to repeal native vegetation act passes nsw. The changes to the regulations provide better protection for victorias sensitive native vegetation, enhance the operation of the regulations, and increase transparency by.
It includes vegetation indigenous to nsw but does not include mangroves, seagrass or any other type of marine vegetation to which section 205 of the fisheries management act 1994 applies. An update executive summary this briefing paper is an update of the 2003 briefing paper native vegetation. Other items such as nsw tickets and passes, nsw posters and nsw souvenirs are also available. Pdf nsw native vegetation act saves australian wildlife. The car is a free selfdeclaratory system for online registry of rural properties and rural holdings and their status as to the environmental nvpl demands. Share to facebook share to twitter share to linkedin email print pdf download. Burning standing native vegetation is considered clearing. Download the draft native vegetation regulations 2016 pdf, 225kb. This report outlines how the improvements will be implemented in the native vegetation clearing regulations and other supporting initiatives, to ensure the sensible protection of. This act may be cited as the native vegetation act 1991. The change in the native vegetation of the planted part of the heath was most remarkable, more than is generally seen in passing from one quite different soil to another.
Most native vegetation communities in a natural state commonly contain three or four recognisable layers, for example, canopy, midstorey and groundcover, as illustrated in. The native vegetation act 2003 nsw nv act is the main piece of legislation that regulates the clearing of native vegetation land in nsw outside of urban as defined areas section 121 states that subject to certain exemptions, native vegetation must not be cleared, except in accordance with. The ecological role of the native vegetation of new south wales, native vegetation advisory council, 60 p. Native vegetation information management nvim is an online system for the management of victorias native vegetation information. This bill is cognate with the natural resources commission bill 2003. Sweeping changes proposed to nsw biodiversity and native vegetation legislation. Review of the native vegetation act 2003 discussion paper.
Review of native vegetation act 2003 discussion paper 3 2. Managing native vegetation audit office of new south wales. In new south wales, twothirds of the state, or 52 million ha, was covered b y forest or woodland prio r to settlement. Anedo submission on the development of sustainable diversion limits for the murraydarling basin.
Review of the native vegetation clearing regulations 20152017. The panels recommendations included repealing the native vegetation act 2003, proposing a new act with the goal of maintaining a healthy, productive and resilient environment for the greatest wellbeing of the community, and recommending that management of native vegetation in the context of existing agricultural management would be assisted. A landowner may seek development consent to undertake private native forestry pnf outside the provisions of the code under the native vegetation act 2003 nv act. Vegetation management act 1999 queensland legislation. Minister to whom the administration of the river murray act 2003 is committed. Proposed changes to the native vegetation regulations 2003. Since that paper, considerable cha nges have occurred in the regulation of native vegetation including. Native vegetation act 2003 no 103 nsw part 1 preliminary current version valid from 1. Country areas will continue to be protected by the native vegetation act 1991. The nsw government is choosing to undermine native vegetation and biodiversity. Prescribed vegetation is vegetation listed under section 1. Private native forestry code of practice for cypress. Submission to the nsw department of environment and climate change and water deccw on the draft report on progress with implementation of the new south wales regional forest agreements.10 1573 1337 1001 657 600 329 1315 506 1595 190 61 73 1052 1381 282 1175 747 405 631 39 92 1194 822 564 377 690 1617 1056 1418 412 267 936 420 425 721 569 1007 1131 445 1461 1324 146