Environmentally sensitive areas fact sheet

Fact sheet
Environmentally sensitive areas ensure that clearing within these areas is assessed under the clearing permit process.
Last updated: 19 May 2023

Native vegetation regulation fact sheet 24 provides information on environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) and whether approval is required to clear with in an ESA.

ESAs are classes or areas of native vegetation where the exemptions for clearing vegetation under the Environmental Protection (Clearing of Native Vegetation) Regulations 2004 (Clearing Regulations) do not apply.

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