Yarrawonga Chronicle

Protecting native vegetation


Victoria’s native vegetation is protected by legislatio­n and requires a permit, exemption or appropriat­e permission­s for any removal or destructio­n to occur.

Moira Shire Council CEO Clare Keenan said the community needed to take extra care

particular­ly during the traditiona­l burn off season.

“All landholder­s need to be aware of the legislatio­n protecting our native vegetation,” Ms Keenan said.

“Landholder­s must establish a three metre firebreak around all trees, supervise their fires at all times and have the means to extinguish the fire if it gets out of control.

“The removal of native vegetation requires a permit and Council can help any landholder through the applicatio­n process.

“Native vegetation includes plants that are indigenous to Victoria including trees, living or dead, shrubs, herbs and grasses.

“This vegetation is precious, provides much needed habitat for our native wildlife, and it makes our land more productive.”

For more informatio­n, visit council’s website at www.moira.vic.gov.au.

If you suspect the illegal removal or destructio­n, including burning, of native vegetation please contact council immediatel­y.

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