Habitat Hectare Assessment

The Permitted Clearing of Native Vegetation are currently under review by the State Government with changes to be announced some time in mid 2016. As a result of the reforms to Victoria’s Native Vegetation introduced in December 2013 and the current review being undertaken by the Department Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) the habitat hectare assessment methodology remains unchanged. Some changes are expected with the current and will be gazetted when finalised.

Habitat Hectare Assessments are still required for as part of the new Biodiversity Assessment Guidelines but only apply to the moderate or high risk pathways or to verify the actual site condition with sites determined as low risk. Until the new Habitat Hectare Assessments are released the existing methodology will remain in use.

Suitably accredited individuals with a current ‘Habitat Hectare Competency Accreditation’ from the Department Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) should undertake Habitat Hectare Assessments

Habitat Ecology News

  • Rail vs Road

    A recent article in The Age newspaper has costed the Doncaster rail line at around 840 million dollars (Doncaster railway could be built for $840M, The Age July 24 2012) “Doncaster Link” . The development of this line has been proposed, talked about, costed, put on the table, been an election issue and removed sinceRead the Rest...

  • The Carbon Tax – My Take On It

    It is very interesting that the Carbon Tax is creating so much debate at present. Is this because it is a new tax, that people don’t believe in climate change or is it that Julia Gillard said we wouldn’t have a Carbon Tax? (On the last issue isn’t funny how short our memories are becauseRead the Rest...

  • NSW Recreation Shooters To Gain Access To National Parks!

    The NSW Government is attempting to pass legislation that will enable recreational shooters access to National Parks for the supposed purpose of controlling feral animals. In exchange they will vote for the privatisation of the NSW Power Stations. (Which will only drive household bills up) Isn’t this a conflict of interest and what of theRead the Rest...

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