For development in environmentally sensitive areas councils often require a Bushland or Vegetation Plan of Management. Plant species need to be identified on site and recommendations made for new plantings as well as post planting maintenance.
Asset Protection Zones (APZ) need to be identified for bush fire risk. Areas at risk environmentally from development need to be identified and conserved including riparian zones. Weed species need to be identified and controls recommended.
Flora and fauna habitat needs to be identified and maintained where possible.
Bushland Plans of Management are often done in conjunction with Flora and Fauna Reports, Tree Reports, Bush Fire Assessment and Sediment and Erosion Control Plans.