Key Resources


Reference :
Rural Landholder’s Guide to Environmental Law in New South Wales (2011)
Agency:
Environmental Defender’s Office (NSW) Ltd
Contact :
Level 1, 89 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
02 9262 6989
edonsw@edo.org.au
Comment:

Comprehensive overview of environmental law as it relates to vegetation management, protected plants and animals, bushfire management, water management, development consent, pollution, agricultural chemicals, crops and stock, mining and quarrying, heritage protection, and voluntary conservation.
 

Download:

Rural Landholder’s Guide to Environmental
Law in New South Wales
(PDF 2MB)
 

Website:

 

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Reference :
Some precautions when buying rural land
Agency:
Industry and Investment
Contact :
  1800 808 095
  nsw.agriculture@dpi.nsw.gov.au
  NSW DPI, Locked Bag 21, Orange NSW 2800

 

Comment:

This Agnote covers some of the issues that prospective buyers should consider when buying rural land, with particular reference to legislation administered by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Rural Lands Protection Boards (RLPB).

Download:
 

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/
pdf_file/0007/179638/land-purchase-precautions.pdf

Website:

www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

 

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Reference :
Native Vegetation Act 2003 Fact Sheets
Agency:
New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage
Contact :
PO Box A290, Sydney South, NSW 1232
ph 1300 361 967 info@environment.nsw.gov.au
Comment:

The following information sheets have been created to provide information on native vegetation management as described by the the Native Vegetation Act 2003. Other information can be sourced from detailed pages linked to the http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/vegetation
/nvmanagement.html

 

Download:

Details about the Native Vegetation Act 2003
(PDF 754KB)

What clearing requires approval?
(PDF 206KB)

What clearing does not require approval?
(PDF 149KB)

Managing invasive native scrub 
(PDF 385KB)

Private native forestry and the Native Vegetation Act 2003
(PDF 136KB)

Clearing on Vulnerable Land
(PDF 145KB)

How does the Native Vegetation Act 2003 interact
with other legislation?
(PDF 145KB)

Bushfire hazard reduction and the Native
Vegetation Act 2003
(PDF 150KB)

Website:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/vegetation
/infosheets.htm

 

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Reference :
Vegetation Clearing and Earthworks Factsheet (2009)
Agency:
Hunter and Central Coast Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS)
Contact
Hunter Councils Inc Environment Division PO Box 3137 THORNTON NSW 2322
(02) 4978 4020 hccrems@huntercouncils.com.au
Comment:

1. This factsheet provides an overview of approval needs for vegetation clearing that may be applicable through state and local legislation. Reasons for protecting vegetation and consequences for illegal clearing are also outlined.
2. This Factsheet contains information on earthworks that may be allowable under the Housing Code (exempt and complying) SEPP and situations where council approval will be needed. Environmental and other risks of earthworks are also described and people wishing to undertake earthworks are recommended to talk to council first.

Download:
 

1. Vegetation Clearing Factsheet
(PDF 800KB)

2. Earthworks - Do you need approval
(PDF 1.5MB)

Website:
  1. http://www.hccrems.com.au/RESOURCES/Library/
    Compliance/HCCREMS-Vegetation-Clearing-Factsheet.aspx


  2. http://www.hccrems.com.au/RESOURCES/Library/
    Compliance/HCCREMS-Earthworks-Factsheet.aspx

 

 

  
   
Environmental law applies to all Chapters of A Guide to Rural Residential Living and rural residential landholders are reminded that in most legal cases, ignorance of the law is not an adequate defence for breaches of the law.
Local Council
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Community Justice Centre
 
 

 

 

 


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