Property Vegetation Plans
What are PVP's
A Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) is a voluntary but legally binding agreement between a landholder and the local Catchment Management Authority (CMA). A PVP may be required when applying for native vegetation incentive funding.
How will they help me?
Clearing that requires approval
Clearing remnant native vegetation or protected regrowth requires approval under the Native Vegetation Act 2003 (NV Act) unless the clearing is a permitted activity. Explanations of clearing, remnant vegetation, regrowth and protected regrowth are in Info Sheet 4 while details of all permitted activities are in Info Sheets 6 and 7.
Under the Native Vegetation Act your local Catchment Management Authority (CMA) can only approve the clearing of remnant vegetation or protected regrowth when the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes (see below).
How do I seek approval?
Where clearing does require approval, landholders may apply to their local CMA either to prepare a PVP or make an application for Development Consent. Your CMA can give you advice on the best option for your particular proposal.
How to get a PVP
Contact the Namoi CMA if you would like a PVP prepared for incentive funding or if you have a clearing proposal. An officer will contact you and arrange an on–site visit to discuss your proposal. The officer will work with you free of charge to help prepare a PVP.
The nature of the available site information will determine whether or not an on–site inspection is necessary for a PVP that certifies continuing use.
For more information visit the NSW Government Native Vegetation Management website www.nativevegetation.nsw.gov.au