Native Vegetation Regulation 2013

Staged Implementation of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013

The new Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 (the Regulation) commenced on 23 September 2013.

This marks an important first step in the staged implementation of a commonsense approach to the management of native vegetation in NSW.

Stage 1 – A number of provisions including new or expanded exemptions to clear native vegetation without a property vegetation plan (PVP) take effect from 23 September 2013

Stage 2 - Self-assessable codes to be made for certain common clearing activities without the need for a PVP will be implemented in 2014.

Stage 3 – Assessment for clearing requiring a PVP will be streamlined and simplified.

The following fact sheets contain more detail about the Regulation and its staged implementation:

Find out more about managing native vegetation

The Regulation provides the operational details that support the implementation of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 (the Act). The operational details are provided below.

Clearing that can be undertaken without approval:

Provisions for the assessment of clearing proposals where approval is required through a property vegetation plan (PVP):

The Regulation also contains provisions for private native forestry (PNF) operations, including the PNF Code of Practice. The PNF provisions of the Regulation are administered by the Environment Protection Authority. For more information about the changes to the Regulation related to PNF, visit the Environmental Protection Authority website.

Review of the Native Vegetation Regulation

A review of the Regulation was completed in 2013. To find out more about the review visit the Review of the native vegetation regulation page.

The Regulation is supported by a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (NVReg2012RIS.pdf, 347KB) and Supplementary Regulatory Impact Assessment (SRIA) (130636RIANVReg13.pdf, 309KB) .

Page last updated: 26 September 2013