Protected native plant licensing
In NSW, native plants are the property of the landholder. However, in the interests of maintaining biodiversity and ecological sustainability, OEH has a statutory responsibility to regulate and coordinate the commercial use of protected and threatened native plant species. These plants consist of:
There are no licensing requirements for:
Public exhibition of the draft cut-flower management plan now open for comment
OEH is inviting public submissions to its draft cut-flower management plan. Submissions should be sent to the Manager, Wildlife Licensing and Management Unit, Parks and Wildlife PO Box 1967 Hurstville NSW 1481.
Protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry: draft sustainable management plan 2013-2015
The public exhibition period closes on Friday 29 March 2013.
The plan is also being concurrently exhibited by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability Environment, Water, Population and Communities
as a wildlife trade management plan and an artificial propagation program under the Commonwealth Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
2013-2015 draft cut-flower management plan
The Protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry: draft sustainable management plan 2013-2015 (CFMP) has been prepared under section 115A of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. The plan contains information about the legislation and licensing requirements for the cut flower industry. In addition the plan outlines the management procedures for the industry including plant tagging requirements, monitoring harvest sustainability, and record keeping requirements. OEH seeks to work cooperatively with the cut-flower industry to implement the recommended strategies. There have been no significant changes to the previous (2008-2012) cut-flower plan.
The plan aims to:
protect the viability of native plant populations and minimise impacts on natural ecosystems
implement ecologically sustainable harvest management practices for commercial use of protected native plants
encourage the transition to harvesting material from artificially propagated sources
streamline requirements for compliance with Commonwealth regulations for the commercial export of protected native plants.
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Page last updated: 22 February 2013