Towong Shire

Native Vegetation

Native vegetation is referred to in Clause 52.17 of the Towong Planning Scheme.

A permit is required to remove, destroy or lop native vegetation, including dead native vegetation. This does not apply:

  • If the table to Clause 52.17-7 specifically states that a permit is not required.
  • To the removal, destruction or lopping of native vegetation specified in the schedule to this clause.
  • To an area specified in the schedule to this clause.

When lodging a planning permit application which is for the removal of native vegetation requiring a permit or includes the need to remove native vegetation requiring a permit the following is required:

  • Planning Permit application form;
  • Planning fees ($102.00 plus $37.00 public notice fee);
  • Copy of the Title or a Title Search;
  • Class of application as defined in the Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013);
  • Generated report using the online tool;
  • Detail the method of offset or other arrangement to make good the removal.

 Essential references to help put together the application:

Planning Permit application form (PDF 282 KB)

Last updated: 20 November 2014