Victoria’s Native Vegetation Framework under review

The state government is about to review the States Native Vegetation Framework. DSE is looking at ways to streamline the process with changes to the Net Gain. “One approach being considered would be to allow developers and farmers to pay a simple offset fee into a central fund, without requiring them to undertake an ecological assessment” (The Age 12/3/2012)

What does this mean really? Could it be yet another axe to the environment and forests of Victoria?

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