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Applications for proposed clearance under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and Native Vegetation Regulations 2017

Applications under section 28 of the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and Level 4 of the Risk Assessment of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017, will be placed on this page for interested organisations or members of the public to comment.

Comments will be accepted within 28 days of the application being placed on this page.  Comments will only be accepted if addressing the criteria contained in the Template for Comments on Applications under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 or the Template for Comments on Applications under the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017.  You must include your contact details on the template for verification of your comments.  For further information see the fact sheet on public consultation.

Applications under the Native Vegetation Regulations 2017 will be listed below.  Access the comments template here .

Bassnet Road Upgrades (City of Playford) - Comments due COB 1 November 2018

The City of Playford is undertaking road upgrades to Bassnet Road, Humbug Scrub involving the removal of 2.5 hectares of Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. leucoxylon and Eucalyptus goniocalyx ssp. goniocalyx woodland over an open native and introduced understorey, and 0.5 hectares of Eucalyptus goniocalyx ssp. goniocalyx +/- Eucalyptus fasciculosa woodland over a dense native understorey.

A Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) payment and/or on-ground offset is currently being determined.

Bassnet Road Data Report

Monash Solar - comments due COB 23 October 2018

Monash Solar is an application to clear a total of 81.5 hectares of native vegetation and 45 scattered trees on Harding Road at Monash, South Australia.  The purpose of the clearance is for infrastructure associated with the development of a 100MW solar farm.  The native vegetation to be cleared is Mallee dominated by Eucalyptus oleosa, E. leptophylla and E. gracilis in varied condition including 68 hectares of established mallee vegetation, 7.5 hectares of spares vegetation and 7 hectares of regrowth vegetation.

The Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) offset is proposed to be achieved through a combination of on-ground area across a total of 190 hectares of native vegetation plus a possible payment into the Native Vegetation Fund. 

Monash Solar Data Report

Carriewerloo Substation to Prominent Hill Electricity Transmission Line - comments due COB 23 October 2018

The proposed land clearance is to construct a 237 km electricity transmission line from Carriewerloo Substation, 20 km northwest of Port Augusta, to near Olympic Dam where it will connect to the existing OZ Minerals Prominent Hill 132 kV transmission line.

Proposed clearance (disturbance) is approximately 470 ha along the length of the transmission line. Following rehabilitation (post-construction) of the alignment, the final project clearance footprint is estimated to be 150 ha, with 320 ha of the construction disturbance rehabilitated.

The Project has been sponsored by the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) as a public infrastructure project and is currently being assessed under the public infrastructure provisions of Section 49 of the Development Act 1993 (SA).

OZ Minerals have commenced discussions with Nature Foundation SA regarding achievement of the required SEB offset within the Witchelina Nature Reserve, which would enable the offset to occur within the same IBRA region as the project.

Carriewerloo Substation to Prominent Hill Electricity Transmission Line Data Report, Appendices - figures, background report.

Applications under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 will be listed below.  Access the comments template here .

There are no current applications.

Send your completed template to nvc@sa.gov.au.

The Native Vegetation Council keeps a Register of decisions made on applications for clearance, which can be accessed on the Clearance Application Register.

To find out more about how the Native Vegetation Council makes a decision, view the Guide for applications to clear on under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 or Native Vegetation Regulations 2017.

If you have any queries contact the Native Vegetation Branch on 8303 9777 or nvc@sa.gov.au.

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