Summary

Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NSW) - Level 3

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An Act relating to the sustainable management and conservation of native vegetation. Native vegetation is defined under the Act as indigenous vegetation including trees; understorey plants; groundcover; and wetland plants. Further, the Act stipulates that vegetation is "indigenous" if it is vegetation that existed in NSW before European settlement. Note: the Act excludes mangroves, seagrasses or marine vegetation covered by Fisheries Management Act 1994. The Act has relevance for the University in its landscape management activities. Under the Act, clearing of native vegetation must be done in accordance with a development consent (issued per the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979) or an approved property vegetation plan (approved by the Minister in accordance with this Act).

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