Freehold Native Vegetation Development Permits

Section 53 of the Planning Act allows for the consent authority to either approve, alter and approve or refuse an application for the clearing of native vegetation. 

Where a permit is issued, the applicant will receive a notice of consent which includes the determination, the reasons for the determination and particulars about the right of appeal. 

Any person who made a submission will receive a copy of these.

A clearing of native vegetation permit includes a schedule of conditions and an endorsed scaled drawing which indicates those areas permitted for clearing. 

Clearing of native vegetation development permits allow for a base period of two years to comply with the conditions. 

Where the works permitted under the permit are substantially commenced within two years the permit is automatically extended by a further two years. 

Permit holders may apply for extensions to a development permit before the permit lapses.

A register of approved unzoned land clearing of native vegetation determinations made under the Planning Act is available at the current applications and approvals for freehold land clearing page.

Last updated: 27 June 2017