Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
12 Clearing requiring approval
(1) Native vegetation must not be cleared except in accordance with:
(a) a development consent granted in accordance with this Act, or
(b) a property vegetation plan.
(2) A person who carries out or authorises the carrying out of clearing in contravention of this section is guilty of an offence and is liable to the maximum penalty provided for under section 126 of the EPA Act for a contravention of that Act.
(3) It is a defence in any proceedings for an offence against this section if it is established that the clearing was permitted under Division 2 or 3 or was excluded from this Act by Division 4.
Note. An offence against this section committed by a corporation is an executive liability offence attracting executive liability for a director or other person involved in the management of the corporation—see section 45.