Native vegetation checklist

What is the purpose of your enquiry? More information

1. Report a suspected illegal activity  

Yes 

2. Find out your options to protect or restore 
    native vegetation, such as Heritage
    Agreements, protecting revegetation,
    and funding support

Yes 

3. Find out the status of an existing clearance
    application

Yes – contact DEWNR's Native Vegetation Management Unit on (+61 8) 8303 9777 or nvc@sa.gov.au  

4. Intend to clear native vegetation

Yes – go to Question 5

 

No – go to Question 7

 

Not sure – Clearance of vegetation may involve a range of activities – see definition

 

Do you already know you need to seek approval? Go to clearance applications.

5. Are you in an area where the Native
    Vegetation Act applies?        

Don’t know – check our maps

 

Yes – go to Question 6

 

No – you can clear without approval from the Native Vegetation Council, but check with your local council for Significant or Regulated trees

 

6. Why do you want to clear?

To build a house

 

To clear near existing buildings or structures

 

Fire protection or recovery

 

To manage roadside vegetation

 

To maintain or build a dam

 

To remove vegetation near fences

 

To remove a scattered tree

 

To remove a dead tree

 

To create access to a property

 

Agriculture

 

Grazing

 

To manage a vineyard

 

To manage pests or other problems

 

To collect native plants

 

Ecological reasons

 

Aboriginal cultural reasons

 

To manage a particular species

 

Mining or exploration 

7. Find out about the recent reforms to the
    native vegetation legislation

Yes 

8. Another enquiry not related to the above

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