The new native vegetation legislation introduced in 2005 represented an historic change to the way we manage native vegetation across NSW.
The Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NV Act) and Native Vegetation Regulation 2005 (NV Regulation) deliver:
- the Government's commitment to end broadscale clearing, to protect the health of our land, rivers and wildlife
- investment security and increased flexibility for farmers
- $436 million over four years from the NSW and Australian Governments which will go direct to farmers and other local groups to repair damaged rivers and restore over cleared landscapes, and
- new powers to local Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) to make decisions in the best interests of the community.
Through CMAs, local people make local decisions about how to best manage native vegetation in their part of NSW. Read More