Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
Schedule 3 Savings, transitional and other provisions
Part 1 Preliminary
1 Savings and transitional regulations
(1) The regulations may contain provisions of a savings or transitional nature consequent on the enactment of the following Acts:this Act(2) Any such provision may, if the regulations so provide, take effect from the date of assent to the Act concerned or a later date.(3) To the extent to which any such provision takes effect from a date that is earlier than the date of its publication in the Gazette, the provision does not operate:(a) to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before the date of its publication, or(b) to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done before the date of its publication.
Part 2 Provisions consequent on the enactment of this Act
In this Part:the former Act means the Native Vegetation Conservation Act 1997.
3 Development consents under former Act
A development consent for clearing granted in accordance with the former Act (before its repeal) by the Minister administering that Act is taken to be a development consent granted in accordance with this Act.
4 State protected land—transitional arrangements
(1) In this clause:State protected land means State protected land within the meaning of the former Act, immediately before its repeal.(2) The provisions of the former Act continue to have effect (despite its repeal) to and in relation to State protected land until a State environmental planning policy under the EPA Act otherwise provides.(3) This clause is subject to any regulation made under clause 1.