Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
12 Clearing requiring approval
(1) Native vegetation must not be cleared except in accordance
(a) a development consent granted in accordance with this Act,
(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