Management of Commercial Harvesting of Protected Flora in Western Australia 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2018



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D. RESEARCH AND LIAISON


As a component of broader programs of research and liaison:-

1. Implement coordinated programs of research and collaboration, which are closely linked to management requirements, and involve other Western Australian, interstate, Commonwealth and international land management and research institutions.

2. Through interaction with the Phytophthora Research Advisory Group establish clear research priorities and agreed allocation of those priorities amongst relevant institutions.

3. Provide appropriate levels of support to the Dieback Consultative Council, its Regional Coordination Groups, and the team responsible for the implementation of the National Threat Abatement Plan for Phytophthora spp.



E. ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY INTEREST AND PARTICIPATION


1. Encourage community interest and participation particularly through support of the Dieback Consultative Council (DCC) and its prospective Regional Coordination Groups.

2. Provide appropriate levels of information to the public on the matters related to P. cinnamomi and disease caused by it.


Responsibility for the maintenance and review of this policy rests with the Executive Director.

Dr S Shea

Executive Director

December 1998

Appendix 5

Current licence application forms can be downloaded from the Departments website at http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/management-and-protection/plants/flora-licensing.html?showall=&start=2







Appendix 6

Current licence application forms can be downloaded from the Departments website at http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/management-and-protection/plants/flora-licensing.html?showall=&start=2




Appendix 7:
COMMERCIAL PURPOSES LICENCE CONDITIONS
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT 1950. SECTION 23C(1)(a)

COMMERCIAL PURPOSES LICENCE



CONDITIONS

1 The licensee shall comply with the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation Act and regulations and any notices in force under this Act and Regulations.

2 This licence DOES NOT authorise the taking from any lands those species of flora declared as rare flora pursuant to Section 23F of the Wildlife Conservation Act.

3 The licensee shall, on a form approved by the Director General, furnish to the Director General, Department of Environment and Conservation, a return of all protected flora taken under this licence for each calendar month. Flora returns shall be forwarded so as to be received no later than the 15th day of the month following the period for which the return form is applicable.

4 No protected flora shall be taken by the licensee in such a manner which destroys or jeopardises the survival of the plant, population or associated vegetation, or in the case of annual flora, in such a manner that jeopardises the survival of the population and associated vegetation.

5 The licensee shall not take whole plants, or roots of plants, unless authorised to do so in writing by the Director General of Environment and Conservation.

6 Further standard conditions are attached which form part of this licence – do not detach.


WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT 1950. SECTION 23C(1)(a)

COMMERCIAL PURPOSES LICENCE



FURTHER CONDITIONS RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES LICENCE

(Condition numbers 9 to 22)




  1. This licence does not authorise the taking of those species on The Department of Environment and Conservation’s Priority Flora List, unless further conditions added to this licence expressly authorise the taking (see For Your Information item (c) for more details).

10 This licence does not authorise the taking of the following species:

Andersonia caerulea (Purple Heath)

Banksia baxteri (Baxter's Banksia)

Banksia coccinea (Scarlet Banksia)

Boronia heterophylla (Pink or Red Boronia)

Cephalotus follicularis (Albany Pitcher Plant)

Corynanthera flava (Golden Cascades)

Banksia (previously Dryandra) formosa

Eucalyptus macrocarpa (Mottlecah)

Kunzea ericifolia and K. glabrescens (Spearwood, Tea Tree; when taken as sticks, stakes or similar woody products)

Meeboldina scariosa formally Leptocarpus scariosus (velvet rush or seeded rush)

Macropidia fuliginosa (Black Kangaroo Paw)

Melaleuca viminea (Tea Tree; when taken as sticks, stakes or similar woody products)

Species of the family Orchidaceae (Native Orchids)



Reedia spathacea

Santalum spicatum (Sandalwood; except Sandalwood seed taken for the purpose of propagation)

Verticordia eriocephala (Cauliflower Bush, Brownii, except seed taken for the purpose of propagation).

11 This licence does not authorise the taking of the flora listed below unless further conditions (special endorsement) are added to this licence which expressly authorise the taking of:

a) whole plants (live or dead) of grass trees (Xanthorrhoea and Kingia species), boabs (Adansonia gregorii), fan palms (Livistona species), pineapple bush (Dasypogon hookeri) and zamia palms (Zamiaceae);

b) Banksia hookeriana, Boronia megastigma and Daviesia oppositifolia;

c) Agonis, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca (tea tree) and Eucalyptus species, taken for garden sticks, beansticks, craypot sticks, tomato rails or similar woody products;

d) the bark of paperbark tree (Melaleuca species);

e) seeds, fruits or nuts of boabs (Adansonia gregorii), Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) taken for the purpose of propagation, and fan palms (Livistona species);



  1. craftwood, including woody fruits such as banksia cones (Banksia species), and stems and branches, such as snakewood (Acacia xiphophylla) or mallee (Eucalyptus species), including material taken for didgeridoo production; and.

  2. burls or woody outgrowths on Eucalyptus or any other species.

12 a) The licensee must carry this licence and any other written permission which is required under condition 14 and 15, whenever engaged in activities related to the picking, transport or sale of protected flora.

  1. Whenever engaged in activities related to the picking, transport or sale of protected flora, the licensee must produce this licence and any written permission which is required under condition 14 and 15, when requested to do so by:

    1. a Wildlife Officer or any person appointed by the body or authority which has the care or control of the Crown land;

or

    1. holders of pastoral leases in respect of Crown land,

from which protected flora is intended to be taken or is taken.




  1. The licensee must ascertain the agency, body or person which is responsible for the care, control or management of any land from which the licensee intends to take protected flora.

  2. Before commencing any picking activities on vested and managed Crown Reserves and lands, the licensee must obtain the written permission from the agency, body or person which is responsible for the care, control or management of the land. These include but are not limited to pastoral leases, Shire Reserves, Water Reserves and Catchment areas and public roads dedicated under the Local Government Act and/or Main Roads Act.

  3. Before commencing any picking activities on land managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation, including State forest and timber reserves, or other unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves which the Department manages in relation to the flora industry, the licensee must contact the relevant District office in the District where the land is located and obtain the written permission (endorsement) as required by the District office (refer to ‘For Your Information’ item (j) for managed areas).

  4. The licensee must not take any protected flora from any Crown land reserved as a Nature Reserve, National Park, Conservation Park, Marine Park, Marine Nature Reserve, or otherwise reserved for the purposes of conservation of flora or fauna or both flora and fauna.

  5. This licence does not apply to any area of unallocated Crown land or unvested Crown reserve to which a management plan applies that precludes the taking of protected flora.

  6. The licensee shall only use existing tracks, and shall not extend or cut or make new tracks by any means. For the purposes of condition 18, ‘existing tracks’ do not include:

      1. tracks that are being revegetated or are revegetating naturally; or

      2. scrub-rolled seismic lines, which have been created for the purposes of exploration,

such that the passage of a vehicle along the tracks will result in damage to the vegetation on the surface of the tracks.

  1. The licensee must take all necessary precautions to avoid the spread of Phytophthora dieback disease whilst undertaking activities related to the taking of protected flora.

  2. The licensee must remove any materials introduced to a picking site, and leave the site in a state similar to as would be found under natural conditions, or as prior to picking. Stripped leaves and other plant material taken at the site may be left distributed over the site, but may not be left in discernible heaps, nor distributed to other sites.

  3. When reasonable and practicable, the licensee, when called upon to do so, shall show any Wildlife Officer or Conservation and Land Management Officer the areas from which the protected flora in his/her possession was taken under this licence.

  4. Voucher specimens sufficient for the identification of flora taken under the authority of this licence shall be furnished by the licensee to the Director General of the Department of Environment and Conservation when required to do so.



FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Licensees are urged to become acquainted with Sections 23C, 23E and 23F of the Wildlife Conservation Act.

The licensee shall note that:

(a) Classes of flora protected throughout the State and subject to this licence include all Spermatophyta (flowering plants, conifers and cycads), Pteridophyta (ferns and fern allies), Bryophyta (mosses and liverworts) and Thallophyta (algae, fungi and lichens).



  1. For information on precautions to be taken to avoid the spread of Phytophthora dieback disease, contact the Department of Environment and Conservation.

  2. The Priority Flora List is available from the Department of Environment and Conservation. Species potentially utilised by the flora industry, but which are on the Priority Flora List include Aotus carinata, Banksia meisneri var. ascendens, Calothamnus rupestris, Banksia (previously Dryandra) polycephala, Banksia (previously Dryandra) serra, Eucalyptus caesia, Eucalyptus kruseana, Livistona alfredii and Verticordia muelleriana, and varieties of Verticordia densiflora, Verticordia plumosa and Verticordia serrata. Endorsement to take Priority Flora, through the addition of a further condition to this licence, will only be given where it can be demonstrated that there are benefits to flora conservation and no detrimental impact on the species.

  3. It is the responsibility of the licensee to know the name of the flora being harvested prior to the taking of the flora under this licence.

(e) Approval to export flora taken under this licence is required under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The EPBC Act is administered by the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Approval may only be granted if:

  • the flora is listed in the Export Flora List associated with the WA Flora Management Plan approved under the EPBC Act (except for test exports which must have specific approval);

  • the flora has been taken in accordance with the WA Flora Management Plan; and

  • it can be demonstrated that the flora has been taken in a manner that does not threaten the survival of the species or its habitat.

(f) Under the EPBC Act, a person must not take an action that has, will have or is likely to have a significant impact on any matter of National Environmental Significance without approval from the Commonwealth Environment Minister. Nationally listed threatened species and ecological communities are a matter of National Environmental Significance, and it should be noted that such species may not be the same as those listed as "Rare Flora" under the WA Wildlife Conservation Act 1950. Any significant impact on a matter of National Environmental Significance needs to be referred to the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, which administers the EPBC Act. The list of EPBC-listed threatened species and ecological communities, as well as guidelines on referring actions, can be obtained from the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts at www.environment.gov.au.

  1. Research into flora harvesting has shown that for the species studied, no more than 20% of flowers/stems/seed on a plant should be harvested, so that the plant is able to set sufficient seed for regeneration of the population. This maximum level of harvest should be used as a guide for complying with condition 4.

  2. The following Government agencies have advised the Department of Environment and Conservation that they will not normally give permission for the taking of protected flora for commercial purposes from reserves or other lands under their control:

Main Roads WA;
Westrail; and
Department for Planning and Infrastructure.

(i) The following local government authorities have advised the Department of Environment and Conservation that they will not normally give permission for the taking of protected flora for commercial purposes from any road reserve, Shire reserve or any other reserve or land owned or under their control:

Albany, Armadale, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Brookton, Broomehill, Bruce Rock, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Collie, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dalwallinu, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Derby/West Kimberley, Dowerin, Dundas, Geraldton, Gingin, Goomalling, Gnowangerup, Harvey, Kalamunda, Katanning, Kellerberrin, Kojonup, Koorda, Kulin, Kwinana, Meekatharra, Merredin, Mingenew, Moora, Morawa, Mt Magnet, Mt Marshall, Mukinbudin, Mullewa, Mundaring, Murchison, Narembeen, Northampton, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Roebourne, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Shark Bay, Swan, Tambellup, Tammin, Three Springs, Trayning, Upper Gascoyne, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Westonia, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, Wyalkatchem, and Yalgoo.

Please note that the licensee must still obtain the written permission for picking on lands controlled by any local government authority.

(j) Crown land areas that have had their management in relation to flora harvesting devolved to the Department of Environment and Conservation, include:

Kent River Water Catchment (Reserve No. 29660)

Denmark River Water Catchment (Reserve No. 24660)

Waychinicup River Water Catchment Reserve (Reserve No. 29883)

Unallocated Crown land and unmanaged reserves in many of the Department’s Districts, including Swan Coastal, Donnelly and Frankland Districts.

Pastoral leases purchased by the Department for the purpose of conservation, but which may currently be held as unallocated Crown land.

Contact your local Department of Environment and Conservation office for further information.

(k) If renewal of this licence is required it is the responsibility of the licensee to request such renewal one (1) month prior to the expiry date as shown on the licence. Any outstanding flora returns should be submitted prior to application for licence renewal.
Appendix 8
COMMERCIAL PRODUCER’S/NURSERYMAN’S LICENCE CONDITIONS
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT 1950. SECTION 23D(1)(a)
COMMERCIAL PRODUCER’S/NURSERYMAN’S LICENCE


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