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.

To find out if your property has protected vegetation, you can request a map and report online or contact Council.

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.

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More information

For more information, download the Natural Assets Local Law 2003 from the Queensland Government website.

To find out if your property has protected vegetation, you can request a map and report online or contact Council.

Last updated:1 June 2020