The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is currently seeking feedback on the Native Vegetation in Western Australia- Issues Paper published in November 2019. It seeks stakeholder advice and feedback on four initiatives that aim to improve the consistency and transparency in how the state’s native vegetation is managed including:

  • A State native vegetation policy
  • Investing in better information including mapping and monitoring
  • Improving our regulatory processes
  • Exploring a bioregional approach to managing native vegetation.

Our submission focuses on the third initiative of the Native Vegetation Issues Paper – improving the regulation of native vegetation in WA. We note that the Conservation Council of Western Australia has prepared comprehensive submissions in relation to the State native vegetation policy and we endorse their submissions in that respect.