Victorian Government has changed permit requirements for clearing vegetation near your home

The Victorian Government has changed the permit requirements for clearing vegetation near your home.

Clearing trees, bushes and other plants nears your home is a common activity in many parts of Point Lonsdale and Queenscliffe. But depending on where the vegetation is located, you made need a permit to remove it.

Recently, the Victorian Government has changed to rules around when you need to get a permit to clear vegetation near your home.

While previously property owners could clear vegetation within 10 or 30 metres of their home without needing a permit, this rule has changed. This exemption now only applies to buildings located in an area that is designated as a bushfire prone area under the Building Act 1993 and that are used for accommodation, such as a house. Because most homes within the Borough are not located in a bushfire prone area, this means some vegetation-clearing activities will now need a permit.

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