The role of Accredited Consultants is to prepare data reports for applications to clear native vegetation.
Data reports may be prepared for applications under:
- Section 28 of the Native Vegetation Act 1991
- the Risk Assessment pathway (Regulation 12) of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017, including for:
- major developments and projects under the Development Act 1993
- mining and petroleum activities
- works on behalf of Commissioner of Highways
- a new dwelling or building
- residential subdivision
- recreation track
- commercial vehicle access track exceeding 5 metres
- new dam and expansion of dam (pastoral areas).
Accredited Consultants are endorsed by the Native Vegetation Council.
DEWNR’s Native Vegetation Branch audits all data reports and undertakes site verifications where necessary.
Tools for Accredited Consultants
Engaging an Accredited Consultant
If you need a data report for an application to clear native vegetation for one of the Risk Assessment pathway activities listed above, you must engage an Accredited Consultant.
The Accredited Consultant will prepare your application and send it to the Native Vegetation Council. The consultant will apply the Native Vegetation Council's policies to prepare the data report.
Applications that involve a high level of risk to biodiversity will be made public and be subject to 28 days of consultation.
If you are not sure when you need to engage an Accredited Consultant:
List of Accredited Consultants
View a list of Accredited Consultants.