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We answer your vegetation management questions

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

We have received quite a number of queries from members since the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 was passed on 3 May 2018. 

Many of these queries are regarding how the changes to the Act will impact councils, as well as landholders in Qld communities.



In response, the LGAQ has prepared a list of 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQs) to answer 19 questions that specifically relate to local government activities regarding the recent legislative changes to the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (VMA) and the Planning Regulation 2017
(Planning Regulation).

From 'What mapping is available to support the vegetation management framework?' to

'How do I identify if there have been changes within my local government area and which category of vegetation I am dealing with?' to

'Can I clear vegetation to maintain a firebreak?', there are lots of useful answers to help you with your work.


Do have a question we didn't answer?

For further information please contact us at 1300 542 700 or directly via email:

Kristy Gooding, Senior Advisor – Natural Assets and NRM 

Crystal Baker, Principal Advisor – Planning and Development 


The LGAQ’s submission to the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee can be found here:

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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