Vegetation Protection Overlay (Native)

 

If you propose to remove native trees, shrubs or ground-layer plants from land affected by
Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 1, you may require a planning permit under clause 42.02 of the Ballarat Planning Scheme. 

Some activities are exempt from the need for a planning permit, however, you are encouraged to contact Council’s Statutory Planning Unit for advice before commencing works. 

If you need to apply for a planning permit, your application should include a completed ‘Native Vegetation Removal – Permit Applicant’s Guide’

Ballarat Planning Scheme - Clause 52.17

If you propose to remove native trees, shrubs or ground-layer plants from land which, together with all contiguous land in one ownership, has an area of 0.4 hectares or
greater [including Crown land (e.g. a road reserve, creek reserve, or recreation reserve)], you may require a planning permit under Clause 52.17 of the Ballarat Planning Scheme. 

Refer to Department of Environment and Primary Industries 'Native Vegetation Permitted Clearing Reg's for assistance in preparation of a planning application in accordance with the requirements of Clause 52.17.

Helpful links:

Ballarat Planning Scheme - Clause 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay

A Guide to Native Vegetation and Planning (Koala Connect)