Thursday 17 Jan 2013
BLACKBURN FORUM: Help protect your local habitat
The Victorian Government is proposing a number of ‘reforms’ to the state’s native vegetation clearing regulations that will make it easier to clear native habitat.
Join us on Thursday, 17 January 2013, to find out what the proposed reforms may mean for Melbourne’s native plants and animals, and what you can do.
This event is being co-hosted by the Victorian Field Naturalists.
What: Forum on the Victorian Government’s proposed changes to native vegetation laws.
When: Thursday 17 January 2013, 7-8.15pm.
Where: Victorian Field Naturalists office, 1 Gardinia St, Blackburn.
For more information please contact Bruce Lindsay from the Environment Defenders Office on 03 8341 3100 or Yasmin Kelsall, Victorian National Parks Association on 03 9347 5188.
Review and meeting with Minister Ryan Smith
NATIVE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
Concerned that Victoria is a national leader in broadscale clearance of native vegetation on private land (hardly a distinction), vegetation management controls were introduced in the late 1980’s. A centrepiece of these controls is the Native Vegetation Management Framework which includes the requirement for Net Gain to be demonstrated before approval to clear is granted. This was an initiative of the Kennett Government.