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Planning for Growth – Reports

Ordinary Meeting - 12 February 2014

This has resulted in total vegetation clearing on 19.7ha (3.2ha in Bendigo Regional Park, 16.5ha on Airport Reserve) and removal of trees (canopy only) on 18.2ha (12ha in Bendigo Regional Park, 6.2ha on Airport Reserve). In total the area impacted is calculated as 37.9ha. Refer to Figure 5. All vegetation to be removed will be offset in accordance with the requirements of the State Planning Policy Framework. On the 20th December 2013, the Minister for Planning amended the state vegetation assessment methods and offset requirements. At the time of this report, the full impacts of these changes are not yet known. It is requested that the project be considered under the former policy to ensure outcomes can be met.

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