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.
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.
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.
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.