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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Native Vegetation
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 11


To conserve and where appropriate, restore native vegetation to maintain and enhance biodiversity, protect river water quality and conserve soil resources, including on private land managed for agriculture, forestry and urban development.

Strategic Approach

This can best be done by facilitating community and land manager involvement in the development of catchment and regional vegetation management plans; encouraging off-reserve conservation; strengthening the existing range of actions and the skills required by land managers for the effective management of land resources.

Objective 11.1

Governments will:

Objective 11.2

Governments will: