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 Zone or other urban area with large trees.
There are four categories of protected vegetation. These are:
- Council vegetation
- waterway and wetland vegetation
- significant urban vegetation
- significant native vegetation
In addition to the Natural Assets Local Law 2003, vegetation on your property may be protected by:
- the Brisbane City Plan 2014 (for example Significant Landscape Tree Overlay map)
- the Heritage code
- development approval conditions
- a covenant
- other Queensland Government legislation.
Things you need to know
Find out about protected vegetation on your property, including:
- how you can apply for a permit to work on protected vegetation
- permit exemptions
- nominating vegetation for protection
- penalties and fines for interfering with protected vegetation
- frequently asked questions
Review the current Vegetation Protection Orders that are out for public consultation.
For more information about the Natural Assets Local Law 2003, you can download the current Natural Assets Local Law 2003 from the Queensland Government website.
To find out if your property has protected vegetation, contact Council.