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Native Vegetation

The native vegetation legislation introduced in 2005 represented an historic change to the way we manage native vegetation across NSW. The Native Vegetation Act 2003 and Native Vegetation Regulation 2005 aim:

  • to manage native vegetation on a regional basis in the social, economic and environmental interests of the state
  • to protect native vegetation of high conservation value having regard to its contribution to water quality, biodiversity or the prevention of salinity and land degradation
  • to prevent broadscale clearing

The Local Land Services (LLS) are responsible for making the decisions about how to best manage native vegetation in NSW.

The new system is based on:

  • Property Vegetation Plans
  • Voluntary agreements between landholders and LLS

Please contact the Local Land Services on 1300 795 299 for further information in regard to native vegetation legislation.