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Native Vegetation

Native vegetation is still protected – even after bushfire

Native vegetation in most parts of South Australia is protected under the Native Vegetation Act 1991, including after bushfire events.

If you need to:

  • back burn
  • clear fire breaks
  • remove vegetation for access

you must first check to see if you need approval.

Contacts to discuss native vegetation issues in fire impacted regions

Cudlee Creek

Elisa Sparrow
District Ecologist, Fleurieu Willunga Basin
Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges
Phone: 08 8550 3419
Mobile: 0428 861 613
5 Aldinga Road, Willunga SA 5172
PO Box 781, Willunga SA 5172

Kangaroo Island

Mr Kym Lashmar
Natural Resources Centre - Kingscote
37 Dauncey Street, Kingscote, SA, 5223
PO Box 39, Kingscote,SA, 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4444
Mobile: 0419 857 144

Keilira region and other South East fires

Jacqui Owen
Bush Management Advisor – Habitat Conservation (Mon - Wed)
Natural Resources South East
Department for Environment and Water
Phone: 08 8762 9702
Mobile: 0428 155 989
101 Cedar Avenue/PO Box 93
Naracoorte SA 5271

You can also visit the Department of Environment and Water (DEW) website
Phone the DEW Native Vegetation Branch on 8303 9777
Email nvc@sa.gov.au

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Last Updated:
05 Jul 2018
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