A Vegetation Management Plan (VMP), is a document that details the management of native trees, shrubs, and other vegetation in relation to a development that is proposed.
Councils across greater Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle/Hunter Valley, Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Central West, and regional New South Wales, Australia may require you to commission and submit a VMP as part of the Development Application (DA) process.
The Vegetation Management Plan is sometimes referred to as a:
Councils often have their own internal 'triggers' detailed in a Development Control Plan (DCP) or policy and accompanying mapping that require proponents of DA to produce a VMP.
The construction of new dwellings, building extensions, tracks/roads, factories/offices and subdivisions all typically require a VMP if the DA is located on 'Waterfront Land' as defined as 40 metres from the 'top of bank' of any shore, watercourse, creek, river, wetland or lake in accordance with the New South Wales Water Management Act 2000. Developments on 'Waterfront Land' are called 'Integrated Developments' which require the comment and approval of the current department responsible for Water Regulation in NSW.
A Vegetation Management Plan typically includes following:
A Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) is typically prepared by a licensed and experienced Environmental Professional such as Land Eco Consulting.
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Land Eco have a team lead by a Principal Ecologist, Kurtis Lindsay, who holds a strong track record in producing quality Flora & Fauna Reports to meet the requirements of all Councils in Sydney and the state of New South Wales Australia.
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