Tag - vegetation


Important changes to Qld vegetation mapping – Koala amendments

In 2015 a review of the status of the Koala in coastal South East Queensland was undertaken. This review found that, despite protections, Koala populations had declined by 50 to 80% in the 20 years leading up to the review (Rhodes et al 2015). These findings led to the development of a Koala expert panel …


Big changes to vegetation management in Queensland

Have you heard? The Queensland Government have been working to implement changes to how vegetation is being managed across the state. These changes may well affect you, your land or your business, either now or in the future. The Queensland Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 was introduced into parliament in March this …


Money grows on trees – Measuring the $$ value of vegetation

Okay, I know money doesn’t actually grow on trees. But it might as well. In fact, the dollar value of trees is scientifically measurable. Research actually shows that trees are providing genuine economic benefits to people that are truly worth protecting. Just one example is one that we tend to think of first: trees improve …


Changes to Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act

Just last month on 17 March 2016, the Queensland government has put forward proposed changes to vegetation management laws in the sunshine state. The changes have been titled under the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, and propose to reinstate responsible vegetation management laws for Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines, …

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