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Native Vegetation

Our region is predominantly pastoral land, a mix of indigenous native grasslands and introduced pastures. In the State of Victoria there are regulations governing the removal of native vegetation, and a permit is usually required from Council before any native vegetation (including standing dead trees) can be removed.

If a permit is required a Southern Grampians Planning Permit form can be downloaded from our Planning Resources and Application Forms page.

Here are some handy hints and tips for enhancing native vegetation:

  • Volunteer for your local Landcare group to help protect and look after your area
  • Plant native species in your garden and on your land
  • Remove and discard weed species into your green waste bin or set up a composting system
  • Don’t dump garden waste in bushland or pastoral land
  • Don't remove rocks from natural areas (these provide habitat for fauna and flora)

Biodiversity Officer
1 Market Place
Hamilton Vic 3300
Phone (03) 5573 0444

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