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Contents (2003 - 103)
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Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 24 August 2017 at 18:43)
Part 1 Section 3
3   Objects of Act
The objects of this Act are:
(a)  to provide for, encourage and promote the management of native vegetation on a regional basis in the social, economic and environmental interests of the State, and
(b)  to prevent broadscale clearing unless it improves or maintains environmental outcomes, and
(c)  to protect native vegetation of high conservation value having regard to its contribution to such matters as water quality, biodiversity, or the prevention of salinity or land degradation, and
(d)  to improve the condition of existing native vegetation, particularly where it has high conservation value, and
(e)  to encourage the revegetation of land, and the rehabilitation of land, with appropriate native vegetation,
in accordance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.