The draft Native Vegetation Regulatory map displays the land categories outlined in the existing legislation that has been in place since 2017 (the Local Land Services Act and Local Land Services Regulation).
There are 6 different colours you might see on your map:
The 2 main land categories are shaded blue and yellow.
Category 1 exempt land is land where native vegetation can be cleared without approval from Local Land Services.
Category 2 land is divided into:
- category 2 regulated land is category 2 land that is not Vulnerable or Sensitive regulated land. You may need authorisation from Local Land Services to clear native vegetation in this category. There are a range of allowable activities which can be carried out without needing authorisation.
- category 2–vulnerable regulated land is land where clearing of native vegetation may be limited under the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018, and a limited range of allowable activities are permitted.
- category 2–sensitive regulated land is land where clearing is not permitted under the Land Management Code (Native Vegetation) Code 2018, and a limited range of allowable activities is permitted.
Excluded land is land where the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018 and allowable activities do not apply.
Each land category is determined by various criteria as outlined in the Local Land Services Act 2013.