Review of accepted development vegetation clearing codes
Some low-risk clearing activities can be undertaken using an accepted development vegetation clearing code. The codes apply to particular vegetation categories and regional ecosystems.
We are currently conducting reviews of the codes to ensure they achieve the objectives of the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
We have commissioned independent technical reviews of the codes, based on best practice and the latest science.
You can find details of our progress below or contact us for property-specific advice and codes.
Consistent with the review of all other codes, the native forest practice code will be scientifically reviewed by the Queensland Herbarium and CSIRO.
Advice on this code will also be sought from the Native Timber Advisory Panel. This will enable implications for industry to be identified and understood, and for an appropriate balance to be achieved between the protection of important environmental matters and impacts on industry.
The current Managing a native forest practice (PDF, 2.1MB) code continues to apply.
The reviews of the following codes have now concluded:
- necessary environmental clearing
- managing encroachment
- managing weeds
- clearing to improve agricultural efficiency
- clearing for infrastructure
- clearing for an extractive industry
- managing regulated regrowth vegetation
- managing fodder harvesting (updated to be made consistent with the reviewed codes)
These codes came into effect from 21 June 2019.
You can download documents on the outcomes of consultation and associated reports from our library catalogue.
Codes for managing thickened vegetation
This review has concluded. As a result the codes for managing thickened vegetation have been removed and this activity will continue to be assessed under the Planning Act 2016.
- View the existing accepted development vegetation clearing codes.
- Download a copy of the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
- Download a copy of the State Policy for Vegetation Management (PDF).
- Learn more about the new vegetation management laws.
- Read about development approvals for clearing native vegetation.
Last reviewed 06 January 2020