Review of the native vegetation regulation
Appointment of the Native Vegetation Regulation Review Facilitator
To progress the review, Mr Joe Lane has been appointed as an independent facilitator. The Facilitator's tasks are set out in the Terms of Reference and do not include examining changes to the PNF Code and PNF-related amendments to the Regulation.
The period for making submissions closed on 24 August 2012. A one weeks grace period was granted to 31 August 2012. Submissions are available here.
Survey of native vegetation regulation
A survey on experiences with the way government regulates native vegetation was conducted from 10 November 2011 to 30 March 2012. Results of the survey were analysed by an independent expert and the survey analysis report can be viewed here.
The Scope of the Review
On 13 September 2011, the Minister for Environment, the Hon. Robyn Parker MP, announced the commencement of the review of the regulations for the Native Vegetation Act 2003. This includes a review of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2005, the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM) and the Private Native Forestry Code of Practice (PNF Code).
The NSW Government recognises the value of well managed native vegetation and supports landholders in getting on with the business of producing food and fibre for NSW, Australia and overseas.
The review is focused on:
- cutting red-tape
- improving service delivery
- clarifying and removing ambiguity
- increasing transparency
- maintaining the environmental standard set by the Native Vegetation Act 2003.
Drafts of the proposed Native Vegetation Regulation, EOAM and PNF Code were released for public consultation.
A series of regional information sessions were held across regional NSW in June, July and August 2012 to explain the proposed changes.
The proposed changes were developed based on feedback from farmers, foresters, conservationists and the general public received during the previous consultation undertaken at the beginning of the review.
The final Regulation will be developed based on careful consideration of comments received during public consultation. Further changes may be proposed based on these comments.
Registering your interest
If you are interested in receiving updates on the review please register your interest by sending an email with your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling: 131 555.
Updates on the Review
Regular updates on progress with the Review of the Native Vegetation Regulation will be made available below.
Page last updated: 07 December 2012