Public register

The Native Vegetation Act 2003 and the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 were repealed on 25 August 2017. For information on the new arrangements for managing native vegetation, visit the Land Management website.

What is the Native Vegetation Act 2003 Public Register?

The Native Vegetation Act 2003 was repealed on 25 August 2017. 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).

For more information on how or why a PVP can be varied, please contact Local Land Services.

The Minister for Environment and Heritage is required by law to make publicly available on the internet the following information about PVPs approved by Local Land Services under the Native Vegetation Act 2003:

  • information relating to the approval of broadscale clearing of native vegetation
  • information specifying a date for the definition of regrowth
  • information about PVPs and Development Consents that approve broadscale clearing where CMA/Local Land Services discretion has been exercised
  • information about clearing of native vegetation for essential local government infrastructure
  • information about approved increases to infrastructure RAMA buffer distances.

Incentive PVPs and Continuing Use PVPs are not included in the public register, except where a Continuing Use PVP is used to change the regrowth date.

The information provided in the public register has been developed to satisfy the requirements of Section 57 of the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998.

Follow the links below to get to the relevant public register where you can access the up-to-date information listed under each link.

1. Public Register of PVPs and Development Consents that approve broadscale clearing and/or specify a date for the definition of regrowth:

  • Approval Number
  • Approval date
  • Clearing Location (Latitude & Longitude)
  • Clearing Area - Area (ha) of clearing approved where environmental outcomes are improved or maintained
  • Thinning Area - Area (ha) of thinning approved where environmental outcomes are improved or maintained (Thinning means clearing that comprises thinning vegetation to benchmark stem densities)
  • Paddock Tree Count - Number of paddock trees removed where environmental outcomes improved or maintained
  • Paddock Tree Area - Estimated area (ha) of paddock trees removed
  • Offset Location (Latitude & Longitude)
  • Offset Area - Area (ha) of offset used to improve or maintain environmental outcomes
  • INS Location - Invasive Native Scrub Treatment Location (Latitude & Longitude)
  • INS Area - Area Approved under PVP for Invasive Native Scrub Treatment (ha) *
  • Clause 20 Area - Area (ha) of minor clearing to improve the condition or prevent long term degradation of native vegetation
  • Clause 20 Location (Latitude & Longitude)
  • Regrowth Date - Date Specified in PVP for the purposes of Regrowth Definition
  • Regrowth Location - Regrowth date change location (Latitude & Longitude).

* PVPs for Invasive Native Scrub (INS) are designed to maintain or create a mosaic of vegetation states across the landscape. The INS figures on the Register are the areas of INS to be managed, rather than the areas of INS that can be cleared.

2. Public Register of broadscale clearing where CMA/LLS discretion has been exercised:

  • Approval Number
  • Approval dates
  • Discretion Date
  • Summary of discretion
  • Discretion report.

3. Public Register of approved increases to infrastructure RAMA buffer distances:

  • Approval date
  • Type of structure
  • Infrastructure buffer distance being varied
  • Total buffer distance permitted
  • Property location (latitude and longitude)
  • Reasons for variation.

4. Public Register of clearing of native vegetation for essential local government infrastructure:

  • Council
  • Approval date
  • Type of infrastructure works – eg sewerage treatment works, waste disposal landfill operations, waste management facilities (including recycling depots and transfer stations), water supply works, gravel pits and cemeteries
  • Infrastructure works location (latitude and longitude) and area (ha)
  • Clearing location (latitude and longitude) area (ha)
  • Managed area location (latitude and longitude) area (ha)
  • Method of protection of the managed area – eg Incentive PVP, Voluntary Conservation Agreement, registered on title, Conservation PVP.

What other information about PVPs and Development Consents is publicly available?

The following additional information is available:

  • Detailed information about broadscale clearing and offset provisions in PVPs and Development Consents, as well as any date specified for the definition of regrowth, is available for inspection at LLS principal offices.
  • Details relating to financial incentives in a PVP are available to bona fide prospective purchasers on application to the LLS.
  • The existence of a PVP on land will be included on planning certificates issued by local councils (section 149 certificates).
Page last updated: 17 August 2018