Compiling an environmental report for your vegetation management application
You may be required to provide a range of environmental information in support of your vegetation management application.
Depending on requirements, you may be able to gather the information yourself, or you can hire an environmental or planning consultant to do the work for you.
To determine what information is required, please refer to our guides:
Sources of information
The following sources can provide information and data to support your application. You can also call us on 135VEG (13 58 34) for help finding relevant information.
Property maps and reports
- Vegetation property reports and maps provide information specific to your property such as vegetation categories and essential habitat. This information is available online, free of charge.
- Property and title searches will give details of any registered documents and interests on title.
Plant and wildlife information
- Koala habitat and offsets – Department of Environment and Science
- Protected plants – Department of Environment and Science
- Species identification, non-native species and core vegetation data – Queensland Herbarium
- Threatened species and other matters of national environmental significance – Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
- Weed and pest control – Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Finding an environmental consultant
You may decide to hire a consultant to help, especially if the application requires more technical and complex information.
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand maintains a directory of certified environmental practitioners. The Planning Institute Australia also has directory of planning consultants.
Choosing the right consultant
Before engaging a consultant, it’s good practice to get several different quotes.
Ask the potential consultant what information they’ll need from you. Be clear about any fieldwork that is required and the costs associated with travel and time in the field. Make sure they have the necessary indemnity insurance.
Check that the consultant has the relevant qualifications and experience. They should have a good knowledge of Queensland legislation and be experienced working in your local bioregion.
For further guidance on engaging a consultant call us on 135VEG (13 58 34) or visit your local business centre.