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WISALTS column

(1986) WISALTS column. Elders Weekly, 13 February 1986. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Under the recently gazetted Soil and Land Conservation Amendment Regulation 1985 (amending the Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945-1982), the land user must submit a "Notice of Intention to Clear Land" form at least 90 days before the clearing starts to the Commissioner of Soil Conservation. The Commissioner then asks either the the local Soil Conservation District Advisory Committee (where there is one and they are prepared to give recommendations) or the local Department of Agriculture office to assess the application. On receipt of the advice/recommendations, the Commissioner can either do nothing and the land user can proceed to clear the land (after 90 days of lodging the application) or they can issue a soil conservation notice to the application to prevent clearing of the land. The applicant can appeal the notice to the Minister of Agriculture within 30 days of receiving the notice. The regulation has the aim of minimising the clearing of land unsuitable for agricultural use because of the possibility of land degradation hazards.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1986 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59987
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