Tax & Legislation

There are a number of important laws and management codes that you need to be aware of if you are planning to manage your property for timber production. This page provides information on workshops and links to appropriate legislation.

It is important to understand PFSQ has no regulatory role and any advice given regarding legislation is given for the benefit of landholders.

*IMPORTANT*

Since March 8 2018 new vegetation management laws will be in place in QLD and may affect land clearing, native forestry & PMAVs.

Regional Ecosystems

Regional Ecosystem (RE) Mapping

A Regional Ecosystem Map or RE Map describes and maps remnant vegetation as it pertains to the Vegetation Management Act . If you have either a lot on plan number or coordinates for your property, you can apply on-line for a map to be emailed to you. 

Regional Vegetation Management

To clear remnant vegetation for certain purposes, landholders must apply for approval. Applications to clear vegetation are made under Integrated Planning Act 1997  (IPA) and are then assessed under the Regional Vegetation Management Codes. These codes set out criteria for clearing vegetation that implement the requirements of the VMA. 

Understanding Regional Ecosystems

For the average landholder understanding RE Mapping and Regional Ecosystems can be rather confusing. If you have ever wondered what those three numbers describing your Regional Ecosystem mean the link below might help shed some light on the matter.

Regional Ecosystem Status

Each of the Regional Ecosystems in Queensland has been assigned a status as gazetted under the Vegetation Management Act 1999 (their Vegetation Management Status) and their Biodiversity Status as recognised by the EPA.

Resources

If you need help understanding and/or accessing legislation and mapping resources here is a powerpoint guide.

Managing a native forest practice

A self-assessable vegetation clearing code

Proposed New Vegetation Management Laws QLD March 2018

For more information you can also go to www.dnrme.qld.gov.au

To access the full range of Queensland's accepted development vegetation clearing codes

"Notification of intention to harvest under the Managing a native forest practice"

In order to harvest your private forest you must fill out the form below and submit it to the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

Taxation