- Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill 2013
The Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill 2013 was passed in Parliament on 21 May 2013 and aims to deliver a range of streamlining measures under the vegetation management framework.
- Statewide Land Cover and Trees Study
The 2009-2010 Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) report has now been released. The annual SLATS report gathers information on changes in Queensland's forests and woodland cover to help inform the State's vegetation management approach and other regional planning initiatives.
- Policy for Vegetation Management Offsets
The amended Policy for Vegetation Management Offsets has been released and took effect on 30 September 2011.
- Regrowth Vegetation Code
The department has released the updated Regrowth Vegetation Code to help landholders better understand their regrowth clearing obligations.
- Regulated regrowth vegetation
The vegetation management laws regulate clearing of mapped high-value regrowth vegetation in Queensland and all native woody vegetation along watercourses in the Mackay Whitsunday, Burdekin and Wet Tropics reef catchments.
- Vegetation management guides
Landholders submitting applications to clear native vegetation can use the new plain English guides for information on how to apply, when a permit is required and how the department can help you with the process.
- Assessment codes
Applications to clear native vegetation are assessed against regional vegetation management codes.
- Regional ecosystem maps
Regional vegetation maps, which describe the extent and conservation status of remnant vegetation as regional ecosystems, are crucial for preparing applications to clear native vegetation.
Regional ecosystems (REs) are communities of vegetation that are consistently associated with a particular combination of geology, land form and soil in a bioregion.
Information to assist landholders understand their responsibility under the vegetation management framework.
All applications to clear require a property vegetation management plan which provides the department with the information needed to make a decision on a vegetation clearing application.
Property maps of assessable vegetation show the boundaries of areas that can be cleared without approval, and areas for which approval may be required before clearing can be done.
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Last updated 22 May 2013