Boards and Committees Register

Native Vegetation Panel

Closing date: 21st June, 2020
Region: Central Coast, Central West & Orana, Far West, Hunter, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, New England & North West, North Coast, Riverina Murray, South East & Tablelands, Sydney, Western Sydney
Agency: Local Land Services

The Native Vegetation Panel is an independent statutory body that has power to make merit-based determinations of applications for clearing native vegetation.

The Native Vegetation Panel is constituted under the Local Land Services Act 2013 and has the function of determining applications for approval to clear native vegetation under: 

Learn more about the Native Vegetation Panel

About the members 

The Panel consists of three members:

  • a Chairperson of the Panel, being a person with expertise in planning, public administration or social assessment
  • a person with expertise in economics, agricultural economics or agricultural land production systems
  • a person with expertise in ecology or the protection and conservation of biodiversity.

Members are appointed by the Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW for up to a 3 year term. The office of a member is a part-time office. 

The Board will meet in Sydney and regional locations in NSW, as required, and is expected to be 4 times per year. 

A sitting fee of $1500 for the Chair and $1000 for a Member is payable. Reasonable travel expenses are also reimbursed. Members are expected to take time to prepare for meetings and provide informed contributions.

How To Apply

To apply for membership of the Panel, submit:

  1. the application form
  2. your CV
  3. a cover letter that:
  • outlies your experience and interest in the role
  • addresses the role statement
  • nominates which position you are applying for.

Submit your application by 21 June 2020 to

Enquiries To

Brett Slavin on 02 9338 6811 or at

Areas of Interest: Environment, Lands and Water, Planning, Primary Industries, Regional Development

Published 22nd May