Native Vegetation Removal

 

If you propose to remove native vegetation, you should check whether you require a planning permit. 


Typical instances where a planning permit may be required include:

Removal of native trees, shrubs or ground-layer plants from land which is affected by an Environmental Significance Overlay. A guide on preparing a planning application in accordance with ESO 5 Clause 42.01 and Schedule 5.

Removal of native trees, shrubs or ground-layer plants from land which is affected by a Vegetation Protection Overlay.  A guide on preparing a planning application in accordance with VPO Clause 42.02 and Schedule 1.

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 and Schedule to 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.

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 on 5320 5107. 

Helpful Links:

A Guide to Native Vegetation and Planning

Clause 42.01 - Environmental Significance Overlay

Schedule 5 - Enviornmental Significance Overlay

Clause 42.02 - Vegetation Protection Overlay

Schedule 1 - Vegetation Protection Overlay

Clause 52.17 - Native Vegetation

Native Vegetation Exemptions under Clause 52.17

Clause 52.16 - Native Vegetation Precinct Plan

Preparing a Native Vegetation Precinct Plan

 




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