Contents (2003 - 103)
Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
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) anything done to prevent, eliminate, minimise or manage a biosecurity risk posed or likely to be posed by a pest (within the meaning of the Biosecurity Act 2015) and which is authorised or required by any of the following:(i) the mandatory measures under that Act,(ii) an emergency order under that Act,(iii) a control order under that Act,(iv) a biosecurity zone regulation under that Act,(v) a biosecurity direction under that Act,(c) (Repealed)(d) the collection of firewood (except for commercial purposes),(e) the harvesting or other clearing of native vegetation planted for commercial purposes,(f)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.