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Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld)

Category: Legislation
Sub Category:Legislation
Location:Queensland, Australia
Subject Matter:Environmental Heritage | Forestry | Horticulture | Land Use
URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/vma1999212/
Summary Information:
The purpose of the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (Qld) is to regulate the clearing of vegetation in a way that conserves regional ecosystems, conserves vegetation in declared areas, ensures clearing does not cause land degradation, prevents the loss of biodiversity, manages the environmental effects of clearing in relation to the abovementioned elements and reduces greenhouse emissions.

The Act will achieve these purposes by providing for: codes for the Planning Act relating to the clearing of vegetation, the enforcement of vegetation clearing provisions, declared areas, a framework for decision-making that in achieving this Act's purpose applies the precautionary principle that lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing a measure to prevent degradation of the environment if there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage and the phasing out of broad scale clearing of remnant vegetation by 21 December 2006.

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