The Native Vegetation Regulations 2017 outline four pathways for clearance for a range of activities as listed below.
1. Permitted clearance without conditions, where you self-assess to ensure your proposal fits within this pathway and Native Vegetation Council (NVC) approval is not required.
2. Fire hazard reduction, where Country Fire Service (CFS) approval is required.
3. Vegetation management, where a Management Plan must be prepared and approved by the NVC before clearing may occur.This applies to clearing:
4. Risk assessment, where the level of threat to biodiversity is high or unknown and therefore a risk assessment is required. You will also be required to provide a Significant Environmental Benefit (SEB) offset. This applies to clearing:
To see how the pathways for clearance work, check out the Clearance and Significant Environmental Benefit Process Chart.