Opportunity denied: Review of the legislative ability of local government to conserve native vegetation
National R&D Program on Rehabilitation, Management and Conservation of Remnant Vegetation, Research report 2/99
Emily Cripps, Carl Binning and Mike Young, CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology
Environment Australia, 1999
ISBN 0 6425 4005 5
- Opportunity denied: Review of the legislative ability of local government to conserve native vegetation - Full report (PDF - 1,145 KB)
- Contents, About the project, Executive summary and Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF - 457 KB)
- Chapter 2: Tasmania (PDF - 424 KB)
- Chapter 3: Queensland (PDF - 404 KB)
- Chapter 4: New South Wales (PDF - 443 KB)
- Chapter 5: Victoria (PDF - 423 KB)
- Chapter 6: Western Australia (PDF - 478 KB)
- Chapter 7: South Australia (PDF - 362 KB)
- Bibliography (PDF - 457 KB)
About the report
This report reviews the legislative framework within which local government operates, and considers the legal capacity and potential for local governments to offer a range of innovative policy tools for sustainable vegetation management.
The main purpose of the report is to help local governments identify both what they can currently do to protect native vegetation in their region and changes which will increase the options available.
The report considers the legal capacity of local councils to protect native vegetation. It does not address issues relating to the actual capacity of the council such as rate base, or size of municipality.
The report specifically focuses on the six States of Australia. It does not consider legislation in the Territories.