Consultation under way

Guidelines for certain native vegetation clearance activities

The following interim guidelines have been reviewed under Section 25 of the Native Vegetation Act 1991, as part of the transition process to the new Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) Policy and Guide 2017; and under the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017

The guidelines provide advice and criteria to apply during certain native vegetation clearance activities.

Guideline for an SEB for the clearance of scattered trees

This guideline sets out the conditions and circumstances that allow the Native Vegetation Council (NVC) to provide consent to the clearance of scattered trees when deemed ‘seriously at variance’ with the Principles of Clearance (schedule 1) of the Native Vegetation Act 1991.

Guideline for clearance associated with existing agriculture, forestry or farming

This guideline sets out the circumstances where clearance can occur on land that has been consistently used for maintaining existing agriculture, forestry or farming activities over the past 10 years. 

The interim guideline contains criteria that must be addressed in a Management Plan that is approved by the NVC in accordance with the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017, Schedule 1, Regulation 11(24): Maintenance of existing agriculture, forestry or farming.

Have your say

Consultation on the interim guidelines is open from Thursday 13 July to Thursday 7 September 2017.

Written submissions can be provided to:

Native Vegetation Branch, DEWNR

GPO Box 1047, Adelaide, SA 5001

Or emailed to:

More information

Fiona Galbraith or Adam Schutz, DEWNR:

  • Phone: 08 8303 9777