Brisbane City Council's Natural Assets Local Law 2003 helps to protect our natural assets, including bushland areas, wetlands, waterway corridors and trees in urban areas.
The law may affect you if you own or occupy land:
- near a river or a waterway
- that has a Significant Landscape Tree/s
- in a bushland area
- in an Emerging Community area or other urban area with large trees
In addition to the Natural Assets Local Law 2003, vegetation on your property may be protected by:
- the Natural Assets Planning Scheme Policy within the Brisbane City Plan 2000
- the Heritage code
- development assessment approvals
- a covenant
- other state government legislation
Natural Assets Local Law 2003 - amendments
On 19 November 2013 Council adopted the Natural Assets Amending Local Law 2013 to amend the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 to help make it easier for residents and businesses to manage protected vegetation on or adjacent to their properties. The amended local law will commence on 27 January 2014.
For more information or to find out if your property has protected vegetation:
- visit Council
- contact Council
- download the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 guide (PDF - 532kb)
- download the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 from the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning: Local laws database
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