Native Vegetation Act 2003 (Not in Force) (NSW) - Level 5

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Native Vegetation Act 2003: The Native Vegetation Act 2003 was repealed on 25 August 2017 and current legislation governing the clearing of native vegetation is the Local Land Services Act 2013 and the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. Property vegetation plans (PVPs) approved before the repeal of the Native Vegetation Act remain valid and in force. No new PVPs can be submitted by a landholder, however an existing PVP may be modified (varied).

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).

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

Legislation, Standards and Codes may be linked to one or more of the University's compliance frameworks either as the driver of the requirements, or as a component of the framework.

The relevant frameworks are listed below.