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Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
Current version for 1 January 2014 to date (accessed 30 April 2017 at 23:01)
Part 3 Division 1 Section 14
14   Granting of development consent
(1)  If development consent is, because of this Act, required to clear native vegetation, Part 4 of the EPA Act applies to the granting of the development consent, subject to this Division.
(2)  In determining an application for development consent under this Act, the Minister is to have regard to any relevant provisions of local strategic plans under the Local Land Services Act 2013, and to other matters required by the regulations.
(3)  Development consent for broadscale clearing is not to be granted by the Minister unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes.
(4)  If the clearing of any native vegetation has the benefit of biodiversity certification under Division 4 of Part 7 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and also the benefit of biodiversity certification under Part 7A of the Fisheries Management Act 1994:
(a)  an application for development consent for clearing is not required to be accompanied by a species impact statement or statements (as would otherwise be required under section 78A of the EPA Act), and
(b)  the Minister is not required to consult with the Minister administering the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and the Minister administering the Fisheries Management Act 1994 (as would otherwise be required under section 79B of the EPA Act).