Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 19 December 2014 at 19:40)
Part 2Section 11

11   Meaning of routine agricultural management activities

(1)  For the purposes of this Act, routine agricultural management activities mean any of the following activities on land carried out by or on behalf of the landholder:
(a)  the construction, operation and maintenance of rural infrastructure:
(i)  including (subject to the regulations) dams, permanent fences, buildings, windmills, bores, air strips (in the Western Division), stockyards, and farm roads, but
(ii)  not including rural infrastructure in areas zoned as rural-residential under environmental planning instruments or on small holdings (as defined in the regulations),
(b)  the removal of noxious weeds under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993,
(c)  the control of pests under the Local Land Services Act 2013,
(d)  the collection of firewood (except for commercial purposes),
(e)  the harvesting or other clearing of native vegetation planted for commercial purposes,
(f)  the lopping of native vegetation for stock fodder (including uprooting mulga in the Western Division in areas officially declared to be drought affected),
(g)  traditional Aboriginal cultural activities (except commercial activities),
(h)  the maintenance of public utilities (such as those associated with the transmission of electricity, the supply of water, the supply of gas and electronic communication),
(i)  any activity reasonably considered necessary to remove or reduce an imminent risk of serious personal injury or damage to property.
(2)  The regulations may make provision for or with respect to extending, limiting or varying the activities that are routine agricultural management activities, and subsection (1) is to be construed accordingly.
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