Australia's Native Vegetation Framework

COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water, 2012

A national framework to guide the ecologically sustainable management of Australia's native vegetation

ISBN 978-1-921733-57-4

The vision of the framework is that native vegetation is managed in an ecologically sustainable way that promotes its enduring environmental, economic, social, cultural and spiritual values.

About the Framework

Australia's Native Vegetation Framework was released on behalf of the COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water on Thursday 19 December 2012.

Australia’s Native Vegetation Framework will guide native vegetation management across the Australian landscape. The framework recognises that native vegetation is crucial for the health of Australia’s environment, that it supports our economy and productivity as well as our biodiversity and that it is embedded within Australia’s cultural identity.

Note: Victoria supports the Framework in-principle and is not opposed to setting national directions relating to native vegetation management. However, Victoria is currently reviewing the state native vegetation regulations and the Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change is not in a position to consider endorsing the National Framework until the Victorian review is complete.