Overview: The encroachment code covers clearing to manage encroachment.
Encroachment means a native woody species has invaded an area of a native grassland regional ecosystem - to an extent that the area is no longer consistent with the description of the regional ecosystem. The most common example of encroachment is gidgee invading Mitchell Grass Downs.
Some grasslands regional ecosystems are not regulated under Queensland’s vegetation management laws and you do not need to notify DNRME or apply for approval to clear in these areas.
The encroachment code covers clearing within the grassland regional ecosystems that are regulated under Queensland’s vegetation management laws.
This includes the following grassland regional ecosystems:
To clear under the encroachment code, you must also be able to demonstrate that encroachment has occurred. For information on how to do this, refer to Section 4.1 of the code.
Applies to: Certain grassland regional ecosystems in Category B, C and R areas across Queensland. Category areas are shown on the regulated vegetation management map.
Date of effect: 21 June 2019