A free public information session about proposed changes to the Native Vegetation Regulations will be held at the Deniliquin RSL on 28 June, commencing at 9.30am to 11.30am, hosted by Murray CMA.
The changes have been made by the NSW Government to cut red tape and provide a more streamlined approach to native vegetation management, based on greater trust, flexibility and transparency.
Some of the changes proposed include:
In addition to the Native Vegetation Regulation there are a number of associated documents on exhibition including the revised Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM), the revised Private Native Forestry Code of Practice and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS).
Anyone with an interest in native vegetation is encouraged to come along to the information session and learn about what is proposed and how to make a submission. For catering purposes, registration is recommended by phoning Steven Hoare at Murray CMA on 02 5880 1416.
The draft Native Vegetation Regulation, draft EOAM, draft Private Native Forestry Code of Practice, RIS and other material to help explain the proposed changes can be viewed or downloaded at: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/vegetation/ReviewofNVRegulations.htm
Comments should be put in writing and the website explains how this can be done and to where submissions should be sent.
Closing date for comments is 24 August 2012.
The Murray CMA is a partner to the Australian Government Caring for our Country program and the NSW Government Catchment Action program.