The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is an independent body which monitors the overall condition of the state’s vegetation.
The council makes decisions on a wide range of matters concerning native vegetation in South Australia. Professor Bob Hill has been elected as the ministers nominee. In this role he will give expert advice on applications received for removal of native vegetation. He will also assist in reestablishing native vegetation.
Responsibilities of the council include:
- encouraging the re-establishment of native vegetation on over-cleared land
- managing the Heritage Agreement Scheme, which encourages the protection of native bushland
- funding and encouraging on-ground works that produce a significant environmental benefit.
- funding and encouraging native vegetation management research
- monitoring changes to the state’s native vegetation landscape through the Change Detection Program.
- assessing applications and establishing conditions for the clearance of native vegetation.
- producing an annual report
Find out more about the Native Vegetation Council in the video below.
The new Native Vegetation Council team for 2019
Image from L-R: Natalie Sommerville, Ross Sawers, Prof. Robert Hill, Emily Jenke (Presiding Member), John Neal, Catherine Hollingsworth, Maurice Roche