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Native Vegetation Clearing Information Sessions

Free information sessions throughout the Western Local Region during February and March will shed light on what clearing landholders are allowed to do without approval under the recently-revised Native Vegetation Act. 
The sessions will cover what clearing can be carried out to allow for routine agricultural management activities, when a property vegetation plan is needed, regrowth provisions, clearing of paddock trees and thinning native vegetation. 
PVP Coordinator with Local Land Services Western Region, Karen Kneipp said the sessions would provide accurate information for landholders, local councils and other stakeholders about changes to the legislation last year, including the native vegetation self-assessable codes.
"These sessions are aimed at dispelling any myths that might be circulating about the legislation, clearly explaining how the regulations apply in the Western Local Region and giving examples of what clearing does and doesn't need approval," Ms Kneipp said. 
"There are some everyday activities that can continue as normal and there will be other times when a property vegetation plan is still needed. 
"These sessions are a good chance to ask the questions that people may have been thinking about and to clear up any confusion." 
All sessions will be from 9.30am to 1.30pm at these locations: 
Wanaaring 
Tuesday 24 February - Wanaaring Hall 
Bourke 
Wednesday 25 February - Diggers on the Darling 
Cobar 
Thursday 26 February - Cobar Golf Club 
Broken Hill 
Friday 27 February - Broken Hill Musician's Club 
Wentworth 
Monday 2 March - Wentworth Services Club 
Ivanhoe 
Tuesday 3 March - Ivanhoe RSL Club 
Hillston 
Wednesday 4 March - Hillston Ex-Servicemen's Club 
Staff from Central West Local Land Services will also be at the Hillston session. 
RSVP for catering purposes to Kerry Johnson on 02 6836 1575. 
For more information about Native Vegetation legislation call Karen Kneipp on 0429 918 475 or visit www.environment.nsw. 
Media contact: 
Donna Ambler 0400 258 690 
Karen Kneipp on 0429 918 475