In mid-December 2017, the Victorian Planning Minister gazetted new planning controls regulating the removal of native vegetation under the planning system.

This is the fourth iteration of controls on native vegetation clearing through Victoria’s planning system. Earlier versions were introduced in 1989, 2002 and 2013.

The 2017 regulations and guidance continue certain key features of the 2013 native vegetation clearing rules, combined with adjustments and modifications.

What is in the package of changes? Read our new briefing note on native vegetation regulation (PDF, 186KB)

Pic: Central Vic landscape by Elizabeth Donoghue