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NORFOLK ISLAND

TREES REGULATIONS 1999

Regulations No. 1 of 1999


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I, Anthony John Messner, acting in accordance with the advice of the Executive Council of Norfolk Island, make the following Regulations under the Trees Act 1997.

Dated 28 April 1999.

A.J. Messner

Administrator

By His Honour’s Command

C.N. Ion-Robinson

Minister for Immigration and Resource Management

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Short title


1. These Regulations may be cited as the Trees Regulations 1999.

Interpretation


2. In these Regulations —

“the Act” means the Trees Act 1997.


Protected Trees


3. (1) Subject to subregulation (2), each tree of a species specified in column 1 of the Schedule is a protected tree for the purposes of the definition of “protected tree” in section 5 of the Act.

(2) If a height is specified in column 2 of the Schedule opposite a species of tree specified in column 1 of the Schedule, a tree of that species is not a protected tree until it reaches that height, measured in accordance with Regulation 4.

Measuring height of tree


4. The height of a tree is to be measured from the highest point of the ground surrounding the base of its trunk.

Prescribed fee - application for a permit to take protected trees


5. For the purposes of paragraph 6(2)(b) of the Act, the prescribed fee is 1 fee unit.

Prescribed information - application for registration of plantation


6. For the purposes of paragraph 10(2)(g) of the Act, an application for registration of an area of land as a plantation must contain the following additional information —

(a) a map specifying —

(i) the outer boundary of that area; and

(ii) in respect of each protected tree within that area planted on or after 1 January 1973 for forestry purposes, its location and the date on which it was planted; and

(iii) in respect of each other protected tree within the outer boundary of that area, its location, height and the diameter of its trunk measured at a height of 1.5 metres from the highest point of the ground surrounding the base of its trunk; and

(b) in respect of each protected tree within that area planted on or after 1 January 1973 for forestry purposes, evidence substantiating the date on which the tree was planted and the purpose for which it was planted; and

(d) a statement that the outer boundary of that area does not come within 3 metres of the trunk of any protected tree, other than a protected tree planted after 1 January 1973 for forestry purposes.

Prescribed fee - application for timber licence


7. For the purposes of paragraph 16(3)(b) of the Act, the prescribed fee is 1 fee unit.

Prescribed rate - imposition of royalty


8. (1) For the purposes of subsection 19(1) of the Act, the prescribed royalty rate is the sum of —

(a) $.85 for each centimetre of diameter of the trunk of the tree; and



(b) an additional $.90 for each centimetre of diameter of the trunk of the tree that exceeds 50 centimetres of diameter.

(2) For the purposes of subregulation (1), the diameter of the trunk of a tree is to be measured at a height of 1.5 metres from the highest point of the ground surrounding the base of its trunk.

Prescribed fee - application for authority to collect pine cones, knots and seeds


9. For the purposes of section 23 of the Act, the prescribed fee is 1 fee unit.
SCHEDULE OF PROTECTED TREES AND THE HEIGHT ABOVE WHICH A TREE OF A PROTECTED TREE SPECIES BECOMES PROTECTED



Column 1

Column 2

Whitewood (Celtis paniculata)

3m

Sia’s Backbone (Streblus pendulinus)

2m

Nettletree (Boehmeria australis)




Birdcatcher (Pisonia brunoniana)




Chaff-tree (Achyranthes arborescens)




Bastard Oak (Ungeria floribunda)




Norfolk Hibiscus (Hibiscus tiliaceus)

2m

White Oak (Lagunaria patersonia subsp. patersonia)

4m

Norfolk Island Mahoe (Melicytus latifolius)




Whiteywood (Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. oblongifolius)




Bastard Ironwood (Pouteria costata)




Beech (Rapanea ralstoniae)

2m

Oleander (Pittosporum bracteolatum)

2m

Kurrajong (Wickstroemia australis)




Isaacwood (Exocarpus phyllanthoides var. phyllanthoides)

2m

Maple (Elaeodendron curtipendulum)

3m

Pennantia (Pennantia endlicheri)




Bloodwood (Baloghia inophylla)

3m

Kava Tree (Homalanthus populifolius)




Melky Tree (Excoecaria agallocha)




Tea-Tree (Dodonaea viscosa subsp. viscosa)

3.5m

Column 1

Column 2

Sharkwood (Dysoxylum bijugum)




Shade Tree (Melicope littoralis)




Little Yellow Wood (Zanthoxylum pinnatum)




Big Yellow Wood (Sarcomelicope simplicifolia)




Narrow-leaved Meryta (Meryta angustifolia)




Broad-leaved Meryta (Meryta latifolia)




Ironwood (Nestegis apetala)

3m

Popwood, Bastard Ironwood (Myoporum obscurum)




Coastal Coprosma (Coprosma baueri)




Mountain Coprosma (Coprosma pilosa)




Norfolk Island Palm (Rhopalostylis baueri var. baueri)




Ti (Cordyline obtecta)

2m

Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla)

4.5m

Rough Tree Fern (Cyathea australis subsp. norfolkensis)




Norfolk Tree Fern (Cyathea brownii)

3m








Notified Gazette No. 21, 29 April 1999.


Commenced on notification (No. 21, 29 April 1999).

Printed on the authority of the Administrator.



© Norfolk Island Government 2004

The Copyright Act 1968 of the Commonwealth of Australia permits certain reproduction and publication of this legislation. For reproduction or publication beyond that permitted by the Act, written permission must be sought from the Legislative Counsel, Administration of Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island, South Pacific 2899.


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