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Landscape management problems or plant and animal control

Can I clear native vegetation that has become overabundant or to control declared plants and animals?

You can clear vegetation to control declared plants and animals or to manage native vegetation that has become overabundant.

What can I clear?

You can clear vegetation:

Does this include land under Heritage or Management Agreement?

Yes you can clear for this purpose on Heritage Agreement or Management Agreement land.

Do I need approval?

No you do not need to get approval.

What do I have to do?

You must:

  • make sure that your clearing is within the parameters of this activity
  • consider if there are other practical alternatives to clearing, including options that involve no clearing, or clearing vegetation that is less significant or more degraded
  • Notify the Native Vegetation Council by filling out the online notification prior to clearing with the following details (a formal record of the notification will be provided to you):

    • applicant/landowner information
    • property details (section/hundred, allotment/plan)
    • reason for clearance and how other alternatives for less or no clearance have been considered
    • map of clearance area/photographs
    • description of vegetation
    • written permission of the landowner if you are acting on behalf of the landowner for any clearance activity.

What if my activity doesn't fit this description?

If your proposed clearance does not meet the requirements of this regulation, or another regulation, you can submit a clearance application under Section 28 of the Native Vegetation Act 1991.


Native Vegetation Branch