Plantation legislation and regulation

New plantation developments require planning approval in Queensland.

These activities are considered a material change of land use which are subject to the Planning Act 2009 and the relevant local government development assessment requirements. To determine which requirements apply, check with the appropriate local government authority.

Plantations that include Corymbia and Eucalyptus tree species are regulated by the koala conservation plan and management program in some areas of Queensland (koala districts A and B). This regulation complies with the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Additional advice on regulatory obligations associated with plantations is provided in the Timber plantation operations code of practice for Queensland.

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