Commercial use of protected plants

Topic: Environment

The Office of Environment and Heritage invites feedback on draft management plans for the commercial use of protected plants.

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What’s this about?

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has prepared draft wildlife trade management plans setting out the licensing requirements under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 for the growing and harvesting of protected whole plants and cut flowers for commercial use.

The development of these management plans is a requirement of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 administered by the Australian Government.

The plans are subject to review, public consultation and re-approval by the Australian Government every five years.

The two current NSW management plans concerning the commercial use of protected plants are due to expire soon.

Draft NSW management plans for 2018-22, which will replace the current plans, have been released for public consultation:

  • Cut-flower Sustainable Management Plan 2018–22 for protected and threatened plants in the cut-flower industry
  • Whole Plant Sustainable Management Plan 2018–22 for the commercial harvest, salvage and propagation of whole protected plants.

Have your say

There are three ways you can submit your feedback:

Have your say by 9 November 2017.

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Topic: Environment