The State Government has recently conducted a review of the legislation governing the removal of native vegetation. These new regulations provide greater focus on managing risks to important biodiversity assets to ensure ongoing sustainability. The reforms are designed to deliver better targeted environmental outcomes at lower cost to the community and with a more streamlined assessment process.
Here is a summary (PDF, 159KB) of the native vegetation changes.
The following resources will help in determining native vegetation requirements:
Clause 52.17 - exemptions (PDF, 68KB)
Permitted clearing - requirements for a permit (PDF, 727KB)
Preparing for bushfire - 10/30 rule - 10/50 rule (PDF, 104KB)
Fencing and removal of native vegetation (PDF, 213KB)
Native vegetation - low impact checklist (PDF, 435KB)
Native vegetation - medium/high impact checklist (PDF, 441KB)