Surveys and Petitions

Bring Back Sense to Native Vegetation Regulation Petition

The draft regulations are out and the proposals will make it even harder for farmers and landholders generally. The VFF president has described the draft as 'Instead of real, positive change, the Government is continuing to lumber layers of complexity into the regulations, which is serving only to confuse and frustrate landholders who are trying to do the right thing."

Among many adverse changes a few are worth mentioning: removing an old tree will require specific protection of another old tree, the area available to be cleared under the "simplified" system is falling from 15Ha to 0.5Ha (a 96% reduction), and landholders who clear land will have to revegetate 1.5 times the are of ecological value.

Fund School Crossing Supervisors

Sign the petition to demand the Andrews Government funds school crossing supervisors