Application for a permit to remove native vegetation
Preparing an application to remove native vegetation
The Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines (the Guidelines) outline the application requirements for a permit to remove native vegetation.
The application requirements depend on the risk-based pathway used to assess the application to remove native vegetation. There are three risk-based pathways:
- low risk
- moderate risk
- high risk
The risk-based pathway for an application for a permit to remove native vegetation is determined by the amount of native vegetation proposed to be removed (in hectares or number of trees) and its location in the landscape.
An online tool is available to assist landholders determine the risk-based pathway of their application to remove native vegetation.
Low risk-based pathway
The Permitted clearing of native vegetation -– Low risk-based pathway permit applicant's kit is available to assist landholders when preparing applications in the low risk-based pathway.
Moderate and high risk-based pathway
Additional information is required when preparing applications under the moderate and high risk-based pathways, including a habitat hectare assessment report.
Further information is available in the fact sheet:
Lodging an application to remove native vegetation
Applications for a permit to remove native vegetation must be lodged with the relevant responsible authority. In most cases this is the local council.
In addition to the application requirements for the native vegetation permitted clearing regulations, further information may be required by the local planning scheme.