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Vegetation clearing reforms to boost agribusiness in Queensland

Amendments to Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act 1999 are being heralded as significant reforms that will promote new agribusiness opportunities in the far north of Queensland to meet the Australian government’s goal to ‘double Queensland’s food production by 2040’. This is particularly so with the introduction of a new concept of vegetation clearing in ‘high-value agricultural’ areas.

The proposed amendments also will benefit landowners, mining (e.g. Aurukun bauxite leases) and infrastructure companies by introducing a number of vegetation clearing reforms.

The Vegetation Management Framework Amendment Bill (“Vegetation Bill” or “Bill”) was referred to the State Development, Infrastructure and Industry Committee for consideration after its first reading in Parliament on 20 March 2013. Public consultation has not taken place for the Bill however public submissions may be made to the Committee by 10 April 2013…

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