All vegetation protected under the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) falls into one of four categories - Council vegetation, waterway and wetland vegetation, significant urban vegetation and significant native vegetation. Find out more.
Vegetation and the local law
Brisbane City Council's Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) helps to protect our natural assets, including bushland areas, wetlands, waterway corridors and trees in urban areas. The NALL also allows better management of the impacts of weeds and hazardous vegetation.
Council has been protecting vegetation with Local Laws since 1991. The NALL delivers a balance between protecting the city’s environment and people, property and lifestyle.
The local law is not a land use control. However, along with the Brisbane City Plan 2014 it requires landowners to consult Council to adopt a responsible approach in deciding what vegetation will be retained as part of any proposal to build a house, subdivide or develop land.
Reporting interference with protected vegetation
You can report interference with protected vegetation online if you suspect vegetation has been cleared or damaged unlawfully.
If you are reporting protected vegetation that is being cleared or interfered with now, please phone Council's Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888.