Bushland at risk of renewed clearing in Queensland



Posted on 10 May 2013   |  
Bushland at risk of renewed clearing in Queensland.
Bushland at risk of renewed clearing in Queensland.
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This report provides the first estimates of environmental values placed at-risk of renewed clearing due to recently proposed changes to land clearing legislation in Queensland.

Four major changes have been proposed by the Queensland Government.

1. Allowing a new category of broadscale clearing of mature bushland for ‘highvalue agriculture’;

2. Removal of protections of high conservation value bushland previously cleared and now regrowing;

3. Removal of requirement for permits to clear native vegetation in watercourses;

4. Altered provisions in regard to enforcement of illegal clearing.

Contrary to statements made by the Queensland Government, this analysis unequivocally shows these changes, if implemented, would constitute a significant reduction in the current level of statutory vegetation protection.
Bushland at risk of renewed clearing in Queensland.
Bushland at risk of renewed clearing in Queensland.
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