Clearing activities before and after natural disasters
Clearing vegetation after a declared disaster
You may need to clear native vegetation on your property during, or immediately after a disaster.
Under vegetation management laws you do not need prior approval or to notify the us if:
- the government has made a disaster situation declaration under the Disaster Management Act 2003 for your district
- the clearing is necessary to prevent or minimise any of the following:
- loss of human life, or illness or injury
- property loss or damage
- damage to the environment.
Clearing vegetation to prepare for a natural disaster
Some clearing of vegetation to prepare for a natural disaster can be conducted using an accepted development vegetation clearing code. Refer to the Managing necessary environmental works, the Managing Category C regrowth vegetation, and the Managing Category R regrowth accepted development vegetation clearing codes for more information about clearing to prepare for a natural disaster.
Cleaning up after a natural disaster
Fallen woody debris can be removed without a permit or notification, from existing tracks, roads, fire management lines and firebreaks.