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AMENDMENT VC105



Amendment details | Exhibition | Panels | Approved documentation

Current status of amendment  
Amendment status: Finished
Amendment status date: 20/12/2013

Proposal
Please Note: Proposal description below describes the amendment at exhibition stage. To verify content of final approved amendment see Explanatory Report under Approved amendment documentation.

The amendment implements reforms to Victoria’s native vegetation and biodiversity provisions by: Amending Clause 12.01 (Biodiversity) to reflect the new ‘no net loss’ approach rather than the previous ‘net gain’ approach. Amending Clause 52.16 (Native vegetation precinct plan) to reflect the intent of the native vegetation and biodiversity reform package; and
Amending Clause 52.17 (Native vegetation) to rationalise information requirements, implement the new risk-based assessment pathways, include a simplified approach for applications under a low-risk based pathway and streamline the determination of offset requirements. Amending Clause 66.02-2 (Native Vegetation - Referral and Notice Provisions) to require the class of application in the high risk pathway as defined in the document ‘Permitted clearing of native vegetation - Biodiversity assessment guidelines’ (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013) be referred to the Secretary to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries as a recommending referral authority; and
Amending Clause 81.01 (Table of incorporated documents in this scheme) to replace ‘Victoria’s Native Vegetation - Framework for Action’ with a new incorporated document ‘Permitted clearing of native vegetation - Biodiversity assessment guidelines’ (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013). The amendment also updates outdated references to the Department of Sustainability and Environment to reflect the department’s new name, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries in relevant clauses.



EES  
EES: No

Planning authority contact details  
Planning authority: Minister for Planning
Address: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact number: (03) 9947 1219

Exhibition: Closing date for submissions  
Date submissions to be received by planning authority:

Panel hearing  
Panel requested: No
Date panel report received:

Planning authority decision  
Decision: Adopted
Date: 13/12/2013

Department assessment
Date submitted to the Department for assessment:
Department office contact number: (03) 9947 1219

Ministerial decision  
Final result or decision: Approved

Gazettal  
Gazettal decision date: 20/12/2013