Agforce Update – Vegetation management

13 Mar 2018

Vegetation Management

Yesterday the Qld Government introduced the Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to Parliament. Some changes come into effect from today (8 March 2018) including the Interim vegetation management codes, which will be in effect until the Bill has passed Parliament.

For those managing thickening, fodder harvesting or Category C regrowth, here are the relevant interim codes, which will be available on the Department’s website soon:

Managing Category C Regrowth Vegetation Code

Managing Thickened Vegetation

Managing Fodder Harvesting

Yesterday’s Amendment Bill proposes to change some unregulated areas of vegetation (category X on the Regulated Vegetation Management Maps) to regulated areas subject to an accepted development vegetation clearing code (proposed categories R or C).  Areas shown as Category X on a Property Map of Assessable Vegetation (PMAV) continue to be exempt from vegetation management requirements on freehold, indigenous and agricultural and grazing leasehold land.


Check out the brief video of AgForce General President Grant Maudsley and AgForce CEO Mike Guerin speaking about the new vegetation management laws introduced into Parliament yesterday and AgForce’s work in response.