Public register of discretions for approved clearing property vegetation plans and development applications

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CMA (or LLS)

Approval numberApproval dateDate of discretionSummary of discretion and
Minister's reasons for the decision to approve the property vegetation plan
Discretion report name
Murrumbidgee 13-PVP-00004 13/04/2006 13/04/2006 A minor variation was created in this particular case in the threatened species tool to overcome a very minor impact on the foraging habitat requirements of the regent honeyeater (-0.01) . Full details are recorded in the attached minor variation report... Minor variation report - request number 604
Hunter-Central Rivers 19-PVP-00004 14/07/2006 5/07/2006 Under the threatened species tool rule set, no loss of foraging habitat is allowed for the species Lathamus discolour (swift parrot) in the Wyong sub-IBRA. In this case a minor variation was accepted to override a red light for clearing of a small area of potential foraging habitat offset at a ratio of 50:1 Full details are recorded in the attached Minor Variation report. Minor variation report - request Number 875
Lachlan 16-PVP-00004 16/08/2006 16/08/2006 The threatened species tool currently red lights the clearing of any Blakely's red gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi), yellow box (E. melliodora), grey gox (E. microcarpa), apple box (E. bridgesiana) or white box (E. albens) tree with a hollow over 5 cm diameter in the lower llopes of the Lachlan Catchment. DEC reviewed this restriction and provided the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) with a revised prescription allowing limited clearing of hollow-bearing paddock trees, provided the offset meets certain criteria. This revised prescription has been adopted by the Lachlan CMA as more appropriate local data. It is considered that the use of more appropriate local data under Part 5, Clause 29 of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2005 in this case will maintain or improve environmental outcomes. Minor variation report - request number 55
Lower Murray-Darling 17-PVP-00005 5/09/2006 5/09/2006 The development proposal is to partially clear 33 hectares of chenopod shrubland for horticultural development and create a 230 hectare reserve of Black Box, Redgum and Chenopod Shrubland. Both Black Box and Redgum being priority communities for Conservation Reserves in the LMD CMA CAP. In this case the assessment was carried out using the EOAM methodology and resulted in a red light after the offsets were assessed as being inadequate. An acredited expert has reviewed the data and determined that data was available which better reflected the local conditions. Minor variation report - request number 1667
Lachlan 16-PVP-00006 13/09/2006 29/06/2006 Minor Variation using more appropriate local data for the Superb Parrot. Minor variation report - request number 162
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000003 9/11/2006 2/11/2006 That the proposed clearing for PVP case number 2400 is assessed using the Interim Vegetation Condition Benchmark data. Minor variation report - request number 2400
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000004 9/11/2006 2/11/2006 That the proposed clearing for PVP Case Number 2403 is assessed using the Interim Vegetation Condition Benchmark data. Minor variation report - request number 2403
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000005 9/11/2006 2/11/2006 Assessment of proposed clearing in PVP case number 1664 using the Reviewed Interim Vegetation Condition Vegetation data. Minor variation report - request number 1664
Central West 20-PVP-00008 5/02/2007 2/02/2007 The majority of trees to be removed are Rosewood and the vegetation community is highly modified. Offset areas have been identified but are patches of eucalypt woodland with no Rosewood present. The clearing area has been identified as secondary habitat for the threatened species considered to utilise the application area. The offset is considered primary habitat for these species, and the 'maintain and improve' test is adequately met. Minor variation report - request number 1641
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000007 1/03/2007 9/02/2007 More appropriate data to be used for the powerful owl in the TS tool. The trees being cleared could not be offset using the vegetation available according to PVP developer. The vegetation types in the clearing and offset area share many similarities and are very close together and it is believed the powerful owl would make use of this area. Minor variation report - request number 421
Central West 20-PVP-00009 16/03/2007 4/04/2007 It is recommended that more appropriate local data be substituted for the data in the PVP Developer in relation to: whether threatened animal species are likely to occur on the land in that vegetation type or habitat feature in the sub region Minor variation report - request number 1484
Lachlan 16-PVP-00011 26/03/2007 12/02/2007 Over-ride LSC tool in regards to salinity issues related to the clearing of scattered paddock trees. Minor Variation Report - Request Number 769 [1]
Lachlan 16-PVP-00011 26/03/2007 27/02/2007 Change of prescriptions for Superb Parrot in the Lachlan CMA Minor variation report - request number 769 [2]
Namoi 22-PVP-00010 5/04/2007 4/04/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 1053
Namoi 22-PVP-00012 11/05/2007 11/05/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 1521
Lachlan 16-PVP-00017 24/05/2007 25/05/2007 The Threatened Species tool currently restricts the clearing of any Blakely's red gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi), Yellow box (E. melliodora), Grey box (E. microcarpa), Apple box (E. bridgesiana) or White box (E. albens) tree with a hollow over 5cm diameter in the Lower Slopes of the Lachlan Catchment. DEC have reviewed this restriction and provided the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) with a revised prescription allowing limited clearing of hollow bearing paddock trees provided the offset meets certain criteria. This revised prescription has been adopted by the Lachlan CMA as more appropriate local data. Minor variation report - request number 4176
Murrumbidgee 13-PVP-00131 25/05/2007 25/05/2007 This assessment has been carried out using the EOAM methodology and resulted in a red light for the Threatened species tool despite the proposed offsets. The threatened species tool currently does not allow more than 10% of foraging habitat to be cleared for the Pink Cockatoo, Superb Parrot and Grey-crowned Babbler that is subject of this Minor Variation. Minor variation report - request number 1769
Namoi 22-PVP-00013 4/06/2007 4/06/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. or Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 1611
Namoi 22-PVP-00014 20/06/2007 20/06/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 3856
Namoi 22-PVP-00016 29/06/2007 29/06/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 2301
Namoi 22-PVP-00018 3/08/2007 3/08/2007 The number of stems of Callitris (species name/s inserted) required to be retained per hectare, may be reduced on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus species regrowth (having grown since 1990). The total number of stems of Callitris (species name/s inserted). plants less than 20 cm diameter and of Eucalyptus species regrowth combined must equal or exceed 20 stems/ha (Total under 20cm dbh). Minor variation report - request number 1144
Namoi 22-PVP-00019 24/08/2007 28/06/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 1017
Central West 20-PVP-00012 14/09/2007 24/09/2007 Site inspection identified 2 trees within the clearing area that could provide habitat for threatened species and these trees are to be retained. Minor variation report - request number 690
Namoi 22-PVP-00020 28/09/2007 18/09/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 4475
Namoi 22-PVP-00028 11/10/2007 3/08/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 4474
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000011 15/10/2007 12/09/2007 Use of Interim TS data for Powerful Owl and Grey-headed Flying-fox. Minor variation report - request number 3190
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000012 15/10/2007 8/10/2007 More appropriate local data to be used for revised prescriptions for Square-tailed Kite and Powerful Owl. Data changes are in relation to response to management actions for domestic stock grazing exclusion and retention of dead (and alive) timber and the allowable loss of breeding and foraging habitat. The more appropriate local data used is based on revised prescriptions provided by the Department of Conservation and Climate Change dated 9/10/06. Minor variation report - request number 4625
Central West 20-PVP-00013 24/10/2007 24/10/2007 The variation allows an increase for treatment from 20 percent to 40 percent using pasture cropping and minimum till as described in Schedule 4 of the PVP. Minor variation report - request number 1871
Namoi 22-PVP-00033 12/11/2007 29/06/2007 The minor variation is to permit the reduction of the number of stems of INS listed Callitris sp. < 20 cm diameter required to be retained, on the basis of a one-for-one substitution of Eucalyptus sp. regrowth. This variation will still meet the improve or maintain test. Minor variation report - request number 3459
Hunter-Central Rivers 19-PVP-00044 23/11/2007 13/12/2007 More appropriate local data was available in regard to the predicted habitat for six avifauna: Black-chinned honeyeater, Brown Treecreeper, Bush Stone-curlew, Grey-crowned Babbler, Square-tailed Kite and Turquoise Parrot. These species are not considered in the assessment of threatened species. The Response to Management Actions rules have been reviewed for the species Grey-headed Flying Fox but not incorporated into the TS tool a the time of assessment. The reviewed rules are applied. Minor variation report - request number 1332
Central West 20-PVP-00015 26/11/2007 26/11/2007 The variation allows an increase for treatment from 20 percent to 40 percent using pasture cropping and minimum till as described in Schedule 4 of the PVP. Minor variation report - request number 6328
Murray 8-PVP-000034 13/12/2007 17/12/2007 That the 'Landscape Value' in the BioMetric tool be varied to allow the loss of native vegetation cover in 10ha and 100ha circles not to be assessed. Minor variation report - request number 2433
Central West 20-PVP-00017 19/03/2008 27/03/2008 Variation required as the majority of trees to be removed are rosewood and cypress pine. The vegetation community is highly modified. Offset areas have been identified but are patches of eucalypt woodland with no Rosewood present. The clearing area has been identified as secondary habitat for the threatened species considered to utilise the application area. The offset is considered primary habitat for these species, and the 'maintain and improve' test is adequately met. There were insuffient trees to offset clearing and an area was to be revegetated by the landholder to compensate. Minor variation report - request number 4168
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000018 20/03/2008 25/01/2008 Change the level of response to livestock grazing exclusion for Sooty Owl. See file for detail. Minor variation report - request number 6219
Southern Rivers 6-PVP-000024 16/05/2008 23/05/2008 See attached file Minor variation report - request number 3903
Central West 20-PVP-00022 6/11/2008 5/09/2008 Pasture Cropping Minor variation report - request number 8095
Central West 20-PVP-00024 1/12/2008 4/11/2008 Pasture Cropping Minor variation report - request number 9123
Central West 20-PVP-00025 4/12/2008 1/10/2008 1-10-2008 Based on more appropriate data, the DBH is increased from 20 cm to 30 cm for INS species Callitris glaucophylla and Eucalyptus populnea. Details are provided on report in notes under Minor Variation Report. ">1-10-2008 Based on more appropriate data, the DBH is increased from 20 cm to 30 cm for INS species Callitris glaucophylla and Eucalyptus populnea. Details are provided on report in notes under Minor Variation Report. Minor variation report - request number 8612 [1]
Central West 20-PVP-00025 4/12/2008 28/08/2008 21-08-2008 Minor variation to allow Pasture Cropping for paddock scale treatment with longer term disturbance of groundcover and soil. Minor variation report - request number 8612 [2]
Western 23-PVP-00087 6/02/2009 6/02/2009 Vary the maximum allowable dbh to be cleared for Bimble Box (Eucalyptus populnea) and Red Box (Eucalyptus intertexta). Minor variation report - request number 8576.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00089 27/02/2009 5/01/2009 Inclusion of Wilga in BBS. Minor variation report - request number 8073
Central West 20PVP00034 29/07/2009 17/08/2009

Recommendations:

1. It is my opinion that the

Yellow-bellied Sheath-tail Bat would only have potential foraging habitat over the scattered paddock trees of the proposed development area. Little to no roost habitat is available. The proposed offset area of tree corridirs at a woodland density is a more preferred foraging habitat type for this species.

2. It is my opinion that the Little Pied Bat would only have potential foraging habitat around the scattered paddock trees of the proposed development area. Little to no roost habitat is available. The proposed offset area of tree corridors at a woodland density, is a more preferred foraging habitat type for this species.

3. If supplementary tree planting is required i the section of offset currently of below woodland density, then preference be given to encourage the establishmsnt of those species not already found in the affset area (particularly Western Rosewood and Kurrajong).

Minor variation report - request number 9116
Central West 20-PVP-00034 17/08/2009 17/08/2009 The Minor Variation allows more appropriate local data be substituted regarding whether threatened animal species are likely to occur. Minor variation report - request number 9116.pdf
Namoi 22-PVP-00062 28/08/2009 14/10/2009 More Appropriate Local Data has been used to adequately account for the substantial and positive habitat increase that will be achieved by implementing management actions specially tailored to the landscape and the threatened species impacted by the proposal.   Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to allow for the degraded nature of much of the vegetation to be cleared where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor Variation Report - Request 9004.pdf
Namoi 22-PVP-00063 28/08/2009 23/09/2009 More Appropriate Local Data has been used to adequately account for the substantial and positive habitat increase that will be achieved by implementing management actions specially tailored to the landscape and the threatened species impacted by the proposal.    Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to allow for the degraded nature of much of the vegetation to be cleared where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor Variation Report - Request 9131.pdf

Namoi

22-PVP00064 28/08/2009 17/11/2009 More Appropriate Local Data has been used to adequately account for the substantial and positive habitat increase that will be achieved by implementing management actions specially tailored to the landscape and the threatened species impacted by the proposal.  Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to allow for the degraded nature of much of the vegetation to be cleared where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number 9121.pdf
Namoi 22-PVP-00065 28/08/2009 7/12/2009 More Appropriate Local Data has been used to adequately account for the  positive habitat increase that will be achieved by implementing management actions specially tailored to the landscape and the threatened species impacted by the proposal.   Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to allow for the degraded nature of much of the vegetation to be cleared where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor Variation Report - Request 9142.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00117 1/09/2009 3/09/2009 Increase dbh of white cypress pine Minor Variation Report - Request 8096.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00039 11/09/2009 21/07/2009 To increase the DBH (Diameter at Breast Height) from 25cm, to 30cm for all White Cypress Pine (Callitris glaucophylla) and Bimble Box (Eucalyptus populnea). Minor Variation Report - Request 8258.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00040 18/09/2009 2/05/2009 Increase DBH from 25cm to 35cm Minor Variation Report - Request 9093.pdf
Border Rivers/Gwydir 1-PVP-00035 27/10/2009 14/12/2010 Allow blade plow to be used on a research site for the management of INS Minor Variation Report - Request 8744.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00139 11/12/2009 20/01/2010 included Bimble Box on the Cobar Peneplain within the property within the Cachlan CMA. Minor Variation Report - Request 10961.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00133 22/12/2009 10/11/2009 Provision to clear invasive Belah in the Mulga Lands Bioregion Minor Variation Report - Request 8989.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00047 3/02/2010 28/01/2010 Allow 80% of INS extent to be treated during the initial treatment event. The treated INS will be retained in-situ on the surface of the soil until the groundcover has re-established and the CW CMA is satisfied that the groundcover levels are greater than 50% of which 75% is living native herbaceous vegetation. Minor Variation Report - Request 8606.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00048 11/02/2010 29/01/2010 1. It is my opinion that the Yellow-bellied Sheath-tail Bat would only have potential foraging habitat over the scattered paddock trees of the proposed development area as little roost habitat (ie. hollows >5cm) is available. The proposed offset area adjacent to Marthaguy Creek has trees at a woodland density and is considered a more preferred foraging habitat type for this species. The other offset riparian area along Boothaguy Creek would also attract more insects when wet and be a better foraging area than the scattered trees. Tree enhancement by plantings will only act to further increase foraging habitat condition with time.
2. It is my opinion that the Little Pied Bat would mainly have potential foraging habitat around the scattered paddock trees of the proposed development area. While some degree of roosting habitat is available, the species generally prefers to roost in wooded habitat rather than isolated trees. The proposed offset area adjacent to Marthaguy Creek has trees at a woodland density and is considered a more preferred foraging habitat type for this species. The other offset riparian area along Boothaguy Creek would also attract more insects when wet and be a better foraging area than the scattered trees. Tree enhancement by plantings, particularly of Belah (a favoured vegetation type) will only act to further increase foraging habitat condition with time.
Minor variation report - request number 8609.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00049 12/03/2010 12/03/2010

Recommendation
A minor variation of the assessment methodology to allow an increase in the percentage of that can be treated and sown with an annual non-persistent species, under clearing type (E) (plants at a paddock scale with tempory disturbance to the soil and groundcover).

The percentage area that can be treated under clearing type (f) is limited in the assessment methodology in order to limit the risk of soil erosion across large areas of land. The proposed clearing will decrease the risk of soil erosion by using minimum till practices to limit soil disturbance and maintain groundcover levels.

The minor variation will involve minimal cultivation. Pasture will be maintained at all times, hence plant species diversity will be maintained. Although there will be some soil disturbance during the initial treatment of INS which is consistent with the EOAM, subsequent practice of minimum tillage practices will have very little to nil soil disturbance of the treatment area.

In areas within the mapped INS extent the contain Myall woodland, sowing and groundcover disturbance may occur where it can be undertaken without impacts to Myall trees and shrubs.

Minor Variation Report - Request 10668.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00050 19/03/2010 24/03/2010 Increase DBH from 25cm to 30cm. Minor Variation Report - Request 8125.pdf
Murray 8-PVP-00046 20/03/2010 4/03/2010 A red light has been overturned in the Salt Mobilisation Tool. The dam site (requiring clearing) has been drilled and tests show that it is suitable for water storage, and will not leak. Please refer to Minor Variation document for further details. Minor Variation Report - Request 9432.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00155 7/04/2010 7/04/2010 The minor variation for PVP reference no. 11151 is the variation of the maximum allowable dbh to be cleared for White Cypress Pine (Callitris glaucophylla) to 30cm. Minor Variation Report - Request 11151.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00051 14/04/2010 14/04/2010 Allowing other trees than Western Rosewood and replant for foraging value for Yellow Bellied Sheath Tailed Bat and Little Pied Bat. Minor variation report - request number 8599.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00052 14/04/2010 14/04/2010 Refer to notes. Allow 80% of extent to be treated in initial treatment at paddock scale. Minor variation report - request number 8128.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00054 18/05/2010 18/05/2010 To allow paddock scale treatment with nil to minimal disturbance to the soil and groundcover (clearing type d) to be utilised for the treatment of River Red Gum INS and to increase the dbh for clearing to 30cm dbh for River Red Gum INS. Minor variation report - request number 8235.pdf
Central West 20PVP00056 28/06/2010 17/07/2009 To allow Red Box (Eucalyptus interexta) to be assessed by the Central West CMA on the Cobar Peneplain of the Western CMA. Minor variation report - request number 8164.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00159 5/07/2010 13/07/2010 Wilga (Geijera parviflora) to be an invasive native species in the Brigalow Belt South IBRA region as it is in other IBRA regions in the Western CMA and in the Central West CMA. Minor variation report - request number 11329.pdf
Border Rivers/Gwydir 1-PVP-00038 30/07/2010 14/12/2010 Allow the application of blad plow as a management method for research purposes. Minor variation report - request 10941.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00058 17/08/2010 23/07/2010 It is proposed in relation to the use of more appropriate local data (section 2.4.3 of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology) that the requirement for the same vegetation species to be offsets as that being removed should be modified in the case of the Little Pied Bat and the Yellow-bellied Sheath-tail Bat. The reasoning is that in this case the proposed offset vegetation should be considered to be higher quality foraging habitat than the scattered trees proposed to be removed. Also, it is considered that mature Western Rosewood trees do not provide tree hollows of suitable size for the roosting of the Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat and that the Little Pied Bat is highly unlikely to utilise hollows in scattered trees in a cropping paddock compared to areas of intact remnant vegetation nearby. Minor variation report - request number 9067.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00075 27/08/2010 6/08/2010 Inclusion of Wilga as an INS in the BBS Bioregion Minor variation report - request number 8392.pdf
Border Rivers/Gwydir 1-PVP-00042 8/09/2010 23/09/2010 Details of the proposed minor variation:
Callitris endlicheri, C. glaucophylla and O. eliptica are listed as invasive native species within the BR-G CMA, however the listing does not cover C. endlicheri, C. glaucophylla and O. eliptica for the NET bioregion. Individuals of these species were judged to be behaving as Invasive Native Species, according to the EOAM definition. As a result of the location of the site within the northern limit of the NET bioregion, the INS prescriptions for C. endlicheri, C. glaucophylla and O. eliptica do not apply to the area covered by this PVP.
Reasons for recommending the proposed minor variation:
The crux of this issue is not with the varying INS lists for the different bioregions, but the scale of the maps used in delineating bioregional boundaries. Environment Australia (2000) lists the inherent accuracy of the line data at 1:250,000 (eg 1 cm = 2.5 km). The site in question lies less than 1,400 metres from the boundary between the NET and Nandewar bioregions so is within a small error margin. A similar approach has been taken for the mapping of Mitchell Landscapes within the Biometric Tool in PVP developer whereby on-ground verification is used to determine actual boundaries as a consequence of map scale.
The vegetation type corresponds to the Silver-leaved Ironbark - Black Cypress Pine - White Box shrubby open forest of the northern Nandewar Bioregion classification within the Natural Resource Assessment Tool. This vegetation type has been referenced as one of the vegetation communities in the Nandewar Bioregion by DECCW (2010) and is in my opinion typical of a Nandewar vegetation type. Additionally, the landform and soil type of the proposed area is consistent with the adjacent Nandewar bioregional description.
In conclusion, the area in question is typical of the Nandewar bioregion and in my opinion the species of INS on the site should be treated according to the prescriptions available for the Nandewar bioregio.
Minor variation report - request number 11495.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00127 15/09/2010 15/09/2010 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of wind erosion (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years. Minor variation report - request number 10262.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00059 16/09/2010 26/08/2010 To allow different tree species to be used to replace Western Rosewood (Alectryon oleifolius) in the offset area as  foraging for the Yellow-bellied Sheath-tailed Bat and the Little Pied Bat. Minor variation report - request number 11100.pdf
Lower Murray-Darling 17-PVP-00068 18/09/2010 18/09/2010 Variation to landscape value assessment methodology as per attached report. Minor variation report - request number 12376.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00128 22/09/2010 23/09/2010

Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005) has been used to alter the Land and Soil Capability (LSC) management action detail where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. This has been done to allow for greater flexibility for landholders experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases.

Under the Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005), the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of water erosion (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years.

Minor variation report - request number 10367.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00130 27/09/2010  29/09/2010 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years. Minor variation report - request number 12106.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00131 1/10/2010 1/10/2010 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years. Minor variation report - request number 10940.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00132 1/10/2010  1/10/2010 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years. Minor variation report - request number 10945.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00133 1/10/2010 1/10/2010 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of wind erosion (class 3) and soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years. Minor variation report - request number 10253.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00134 1/10/2010 1/10/2010 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, once (1) in ten (10) years. Minor variation report - request number 12396.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00063 1/10/2010 30/09/2010 To allow other tree species to substitute for Western Rosewood (Alectryon oleifolus) for foraging for the Little Pied Bat and the Yellow Sheath tailed Bat. Minor variation report - request number 12327.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00171 10/10/2010 12/08/2010 Inclusion of Wilga as an INS in the Brigalow South Bioregion. Minor variation report - request number 11933.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00179 30/10/2010 17/11/2010 Minor Variation to increase Bimble Box and White Cypress Pine to 30cm dbh. Minor variation report - request number 8175.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00066 19/11/2010 13/12/2010 To allow treatment option D, paddock scale treatment with nil to minimal disturance to soil and groundcover for the treatment of River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). Minor variation report - request number 12026.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00183 9/12/2010 6/12/2010 Inclusion of clearing type d & e for the clearing of Wilga in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion. Minor variation report - request number 13039.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00185 9/12/2010 7/02/2011 White Cypress Pine 35cm dbh. Minor variation report - request number 13524.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00188 17/01/2011 13/12/2010 Inclusion of Wilga as an INS in the Brigalow Belt South Bioregion and permitting clearing types a-e. Minor variation report - request number 12840.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00190 21/01/2011 7/12/2010 Eucalyptus intertexta (Red Box) to 35 cm dbh. Minor variation report - request number 12837.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00191 7/02/2011 22/02/2011 Bimble Box varied to 35 cm dbh in zone 14d. Minor variation report - request number 10922.pdf
Hawkesbury Nepean 15-PVP-00012 11/03/2011 25/03/2011 More appropriate local data was used to allow a temporary reduction in the potential threatened species habitat of 3 threatened species. It was also used to change the management responses to 5 threatened species. Minor variation report - request number 8952.pdf
Northern Rivers  2-PVP-00080  12/05/2011  1/07/2011

Use of More Appropriate Local Data. In 2009, threatened species experts from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water reviewed the default management response percentages in the Threatened Species Profile Database and updated the percentages to better reflect the positive impacts of management actions. This updated data is to be loaded into the approved Threatened Species Profile Database during the next scheduled upgrade. Until then, they must be manually enetered  in to the assessment platform, and a minor variation report subsequently produced.

The management response percentages from this new dataset have been used in this PVP as more appropriate local data.

Minor variation report - request number 13316.pdf
Western 23-PVP-00198 25/05/2011 20/07/2011 Increase Bimble Box DBH to 35 cm Minor variation report - request number 10490.pdf
Western 23PVP00204 2/06/2011 2/06/2011 Vary dbh for Bimble Box to 35cm in zones 14a and 14b. Minor variation report - request number 14057.pdf
Northern Rivers 2-PVP-00082 30/06/11 30/06/2011

Use of More Appropriate Local Data. In 2009, threatened species experts from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water reviewed the default management response percentages in the Threatened Species Profile Database and updated the percentages to better reflect the positive impacts of management actions. This updated data is to be loaded into the approved Threatened Species Profile Database during the next scheduled upgrade. Until then, they must be manually enetered  in to the assessment platform, and a minor variation report subsequently produced.

The management response percentages from this new dataset have been used in this PVP as more appropriate local data.

Minor variation report - request number 14443.pdf
Murrumbidgee 13PVP01296 20-09-2011 20-09-2011 It is recommended that the landholder wishing to use stubble burning as a component of their integrated crop disease and weed management system do so in a manner that will minimise soil structure decline and erosion risks. It has been specified that burning may occur twice (2) in ten (10) years and must be carried out in autumn, prior to sowing, to reduce erosion risk and damage to soil health.
To compensate for stubble burning, it is recommended that restrictions be placed on tillage/cropping systems (minimum tillage) and grazing systems (rotational grazing) to minimise the risk of erosion and soil structural decline.
A minimum groundcover level of 70% has also been specified to reduce the risk of erosion and soil structural decline.
Minor Variation report - request number 12024.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00094 30/11/2011  9/09/2011 MALD for Little Pied Bat and Yellow-bellied Sheathtail Bat Minor variation report - request number 8324.pdf
Lower Murray-Darling 17-PVP-00085 15/12/2011 15/12/2011 The Minor Variation for this PVP is to remove the restriction that limits clearing to: burning, clearing of individual plants with no disturbance to groundcover, or clearing of individual plants with minimal disturbance to groundcover when non-invasive native trees and shrubs represent more than 50% of total number of individual trees and shrubs.
The areas covered by the minor variation consist of sand hills within Western Lands Lease Cultivation Consents which are considered too sandy and/or steep to support ongoing cultivation and cropping, and similar areas within paddocks of grazed Native Vegetation. Most of these areas have been previously been treated for INS under Western Lands Lease exemptions, by blade ploughing and/or short term cropping. Whilst the landholder is able to retreat these area as regrowth he is seeking due to the greater security and wider range of treatment options provided for by an INS PVP.
Minor variation report - request number 14219.pdf
Murrumbidgee 13-PVP-01189 9/01/2012 17/02/2012 Local data that more accurately reflects local conditions is available in relation to the invasive nature of Kunzea ericoides. K ericoides is not currently listed as an Invasive Native Scrub (INS) for the Murrumbidgee Catchment area. Minor variation report - request number 14587.pdf
Lower Murray-Darling 17-PVP-00087 23/01/2012 23/01/2012 In this assessment Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to allow for the EOAM to be varied such that the impact on salinity caused by clearing for a subsurface wetland is addressed by engineering solutions so that the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.
To ensure the salinity impact is addressed, the following management action has been incorporated into the PVP.
The landholder is to ensure that an impermeable layer is constructed or installed on the floor of the artificial subsurface wetland to prevent groundwater infiltration and salinity risk. The liner may be of either compacted clay or a synthetic membrane.
Minor variation report - request number 15875.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00097 12/02/2012 20/02/2012 Changing INS treatment to allow treatment method (d) paddock scale treatment with nil to minimal soil and ground cover disturbance. Minor variation report - request number 13421.pdf
Lachlan 16-PVP-00162 20/02/2012 21/02/2012 A minor variation was used to allow for greater flexibility to the landholder experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases, the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3) and wind erosion (3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM).  The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn with conditions of zero till cropping practices and groundcover retention of greater than 70%. Minor variation report - request number 11337.pdf
Central West 20-PVP-00098 23/02/2012 22/09/2011 Belah (Casuarina cristata) is listed in similar areas in Namoi and Western CMA and dense regeneration has resulted in change in the structure of the vegetation community, and the outcome of the clearing will result in improved native groundcover while retaining dense areas of belah by allowing clearing of plants with nil to minimal disttuerbance to soil and groundcover (for example chaining, slashing or roping). Minor variation report - request number 10115.pdf
Western 23PVP00228 25/04/2012 21/05/2012 dbh for Bimble Box 35cm Minor variation report - request number 16276.pdf
Northern Rivers 2PVP00102 10/05/2012 10/05/2012 Variation under Clause 27 has been applied to this assessment in order to adopt the latest DECCW/OEH TS database species response to management actions which at this date are still not loaded in to the database for the North Coast Region. Minor variation report - request number 14145.pdf
Northern Rivers 2PVP00103 4/06/2012 24/02/2012

Minor Variation under clause 27 in accordance with the "Assessment Protocol for where a minor variation is made to the EOAM to reclasify the condition of native vegetation - 16/3/08"

 

Minor variation report - request number 14240.pdf
Central West 20PVP00105 30/07/2012 31/07/2012 The proposed clearing is minor in nature, and the proposed offsets will increase local landscape connectivity Minor variation report - request number 10235.pdf
Lower Murray Darling  17PVP00104 16/08/2012 17/08/2012 This was for clearing of Chenopod Shrubland on Tagarry Station to allow establishment of a pit to extract gravel and rock for maintenance of the Lake Victoria Water Storage Facility. In order to meet the improve or maintain requirement, an offset was required for salinity.
Due to the NSW Office of Water raising concerns regarding cultural heritage on the proposed offset area it was not possible to carryout rehabilitation of the scalds as a salinity offset. This lead to the development of an engineering solution to water infiltration being proposed for the gravel pit itself.
This involved the gravel pit and surrounding area being designed such that all rainwater is captured by a sump in the lowest area of the pit, and all water collected is removed within seven (7) days of a rainfall event eliminating the infiltration of rainwater and recharging of the water table. This will result in the Salt Mobility Index (SMI) score for the clearing area being zero.
As the Salt Mobilisation tool does not allow for, or currently have a category available for clearing for the purpose of extracting gravel from a small borrow pit the attached Minor variation was prepared.
Minor variation report - request number 14860.pdf
Lower Murray Darling 17PVP00113 15/10/2012 15/10/2012 In assessing a number of species for this PVP it was considered that the offset requirements were excessive as a result of low responses to management actions contained in the Threatened Species Profile Database (TSPD). In all cases these had been raised by LMD CMA prior to an OEH review and update of the TSPD in 2009 and revised as a result of the review.
At this time this update has still not been incorporated into PADACS and NRAT databases, so in order to use this data it is necessary to use More Appropriate Local Data as per Section 2.4.3 of the EOAM
The updated data has therefore been used for PVP Request 14,893 for Pt. Garston Station on the basis that data is available that more accurately reflects local environmental conditions (compared to the data in the approved database, in this case the Threatened Species Profile Database).
Minor variation report - request number 14893.pdf
Central West 20PVP00116 31/10/2012 31/10/2012

Mimosa (Vachellia farnesiana) seed pods are highly palatable to livestock. Mimosa on this property is considered to be outside its natural range, and has established on the property via livestock carrying the seed from more northern regions not connected to this property. Surrounding properties with the same soil and vegetation do not have Mimosa plants. It is probable that Mimosa will increase in density and alter the naturally open grassy woodlands that dominate the local area and adjoining land if not treated.

This minor variation is to allow complete removal of Mimosa (Vachellia farnesiana) except for retaining 50 ha.

Minor variation report - request number 8640.pdf
Murrumbidgee 13PVP01336 22/11/2012 20/11/2012 Local data that more accurately reflects local conditions is available in relation to the invasive nature of Kunzea ericoides. K. ericoides is not currently listed as an Invasive Native Scrub (INS) within the Murrumbidgee catchment area, however K. ericoides is listed as an INS in the Southern Rivers catchment, no less than 50 km from the site of PVP16837. Minor variation report - request number 16837.pdf
Lachlan 16PVP00180 29/11/2012 29/11/2012 A determination to allow Bimble box (Eucalyptus populnea subsp. bimbil) up to 20cm DBH to be cleared as an Invasive Native Species. Minor variation report - request number 14997.pdf
Central West 20PVP00125 17/12/2012 20/02/2013 The minor variation to the assessment methodology results in a reclassification of the condition of native vegetation from "not in low condition" to "low condition" for the purposes of 5.2.2 of the Assessment Methodology. The reclassification of condition of vegetation in this assessment from "not in low condition" to "low condition" complies with the assessment protocol under clause 27(3)(b) and clause 27(3A)(b) of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2005. In this case the classification of the condition of vegetation was varied because of the low viability of the small patches of vegetation surrounded by cropping. Minor variation report - request number 17162.pdf
Lachlan 16PVP00191 19/03/2013 12/12/2011

Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005) has been used to alter the Land and Soil Capability (LSC) management action detail where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. This has been done to allow for greater flexibility for landholders experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases.

 

Under the Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005), the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, to the minimum extent necessary, for an agronomic purpose.

Minor variation report - request number 12750.pdf
Lachlan 16PVP00190 19/03/2013 12/12/2011

Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005) has been used to alter the Land and Soil Capability (LSC) management action detail where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. This has been done to allow for greater flexibility for landholders experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases.

 

Under the Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005), the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, to the minimum extent necessary, for an agronomic purpose.

Minor variation report - request number 12751.pdf
Lachlan 16PVP00187 19/03/2013 12/12/2011

Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005) has been used to alter the Land and Soil Capability (LSC) management action detail where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. This has been done to allow for greater flexibility for landholders experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases.

 

Under the Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005), the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, to the minimum extent necessary, for an agronomic purpose.

Minor variation report - request number 14610.pdf
Lachlan 16PVP00189  19/03/2013 12/12/2011

Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005) has been used to alter the Land and Soil Capability (LSC) management action detail where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. This has been done to allow for greater flexibility for landholders experiencing difficulty in controlling identified agronomic problems such as weeds, pests and diseases.

 

Under the Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 27 of Native Vegetation Regulation 2005), the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has introduced a change to the wording of the management action detail in association with hazards of soil structure (class 3), requiring no stubble burning, as specified in Appendix B of the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM). The new management action allows the landholder to burn crop stubble in Autumn, to the minimum extent necessary, for an agronomic purpose.

Minor variation report - request number 14612.pdf
Central West 20PVP00130 21/03/2013 27/06/2013

On 9 October 2012 an Administrative Order changed the boundaries of CMAs in NSW and as a result this property is located in the Central West CMA area of operation.

 

This minor variation is to allow Red Box (Eucalyptus intertexta) to be assessed as invasive native species as it is listed as an invasive species in the closely adjoining Western CMA area and occurs in the same landscape and soil type.

 

This minor variation allows for clearing of White Cypress (Callitris glaucophylla), Red Box (Eucalyptus intertexta) and Bimble Box (Eucalyptus populnea) up to a diameter of 35 centimetres diameter at breast height over bark (DBHOB) as invasive native species. DBHOB data collected at 27 sites across the property.

Minor variation report - request number 17561.pdf
Southern Rivers 6PVP00119 16/05/2013 8/05/2013 More appropriate local data was used for revised prescriptions for the Eastern Bentwing Bat, Giant Burrowing Frog, Masked Owl and Swift Parrot. Data changes were in relation to response to management actions including Retention of timber, Excluded grazing and Maintaining and and/or re-introducing flow regimes related to those species. The more appropriate local data used is based on revised prescriptions provided by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) dataset '(3) PVP Fauna Assignment of Mgt Actions Master Aug 10_1.xls'. See report for further details. Minor variation report - request number 16587.pdf
Northern Rivers 2PVP00115 30/07/2013 10/07/2013 In assessing NR 18042 More Appropriate Local Data has been used so the assessment is consistent with the 2009 DECCW updated threatened species responses to management actions. Minor variation report - request number 18042.pdf
Lower Murray Darling 17PVP00120 19/08/2013 19/08/2013

In assessing a number of species for this PVP it was considered that the offset requirements were excessive as a result of low responses to management actions contained in the Threatened Species Profile Database (TSPD). In all cases these had been raised by LMD CMA prior to an OEH review and update of the TSPD in 2009 and revised as a result of the review.

At this time this update has still not been incorporated into PADACS and NRAT databases, so in order to use this data it is necessary to use More Appropriate Local Data as per Section 2.4.3 of the EOAM.

The updated data has therefore been used for PVP Request 18365 on the basis that data is available that more accurately reflects local environmental conditions (compared to the data in the approved database, in this case the Threatened Species Profile Database).

Minor variation report - request number 18365.pdf
Namoi 22PVP00120 16/12/2013 16/12/2013

Accredited expert's assessment in accordance with Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. This accredited expert report relates to te assessment of the clearing proposed by PVP number 18320.

Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes. Clause 26 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a property vegetation plan (PVP) that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the environmental outcomes assessment methodology (EOAM). Special provisions for minor variation have been used to allow for the reduced long-term viability of some vegetation to be cleared where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the assessment methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. This reports details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to section 2.4.3 of the EOAM and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP reference number 18320.

Minor variation report - request number 18320
Western 23PVP00295 11/08/2014  11/08/2014 Minor variation is to increase the maximum allowable diametre to breast height to be cleared to 35 cm for white cypress pine (Callitris glaucophylla) Minor variation report - request number 19889
Lower Murray Darling 17PVP00124 20/08/2014 20/08/2014  Variation to landscape value assessment methodology per attached report.
Used updated data of response to management actions for threatened species tool.
Minor variation report - request number 18507
Western 23PVP00290 29/08/2014 29/08/2014 Minor variation is to increase the maximum allowable dbh to be cleared to 35 cm for Bimble Box (Eucalyptus populnea) Minor variation report - request number 19346
Southern Rivers 6PVP00126 3/09/2014 3/09/2014 In this assessment More Appropriate Local Data has been used to change the percent response to management action "domestic stock grazing exclusion" from 2% to 7% for masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae).  This change has been made based on the current profile data for masked owl from the Bionet-Atlas Threatened Species Profile Database.
Masked owl appears to show a preference for coastal and sub-coastal open forest and woodlands and adjacent clearings (Kavanagh 1996). Maintaining groudcover through restrictions to grazing ensures suitable habitat for Masked Owl prey including small ground dwelling mammals.
Minor variation report - request number 8605
Western 23PVP00297 17/10/2014 17/10/2014

Increase of the maximum allowable to be cleared to 35 centimetres for Callitris glaucophylla and Eucalytus populnea.

Minor variation report - request number 19863
Southern Rivers 6PVP00128 11/11/2014  11/11/2014 More appropriate local data to change habitat descriptions and ability to sustain loss prescriptions in the Threatened Species Database for two threatened species.
Also more appropriate local data was used to change management responses of four threatened species.
Minor variation report - request number 18956
Border Rivers Gwydir 1PVP00084 21/11/2014 22/10/2014 More appropriate local data provisions for Eucalyptus nicholii resulting in a determination that the proposed clearing improves or maintains environmental outcomes. See notes page for a copy of the supporting report. Minor variation report - request number 16231
Western 23PVP00314 6/03/2015 18/03/2015 Applied More Appropriate Local Data for threatened species responses to management action. Minor variation report - request number 20073
Western 23PVP00315 30/03/2015 30/03/2015 The Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology is varied to increase the maximum allowable diameter at breast height over bark (DBHB) to be cleared for white cypress pPine (Callitris glaucophylla) to 30 centimetres in zone 14b. Minor variation report - request number 20382
Namoi 22PVP00126 24/04/2015 24/04/2015 Using More Appropriate Local Data (MALD) to allow a temporary loss of foraging habitat for the Regeant Honeyeater, plus a Minor Variation to Chapter 8 of the EOAM. Minor variation report - request number 20321
Western 23PVP00319 24/04/2015 6/05/2015 Increase maximum allowable diameter at breast height over bark (DBHB)be cleared for bimble box to 30 centimetres. Minor variation report - request number 20233
Central West 20PVP00170 15/05/2015 15/05/2015 This accredited expert report relates to the assessment of the clearing proposed by Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) number 9045.
Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes.
Clause 18 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a PVP that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM).
In some circumstances the EOAM does not adequately account for specific or unique circumstances which have been encountered during the assessment of a clearing proposal. In these circumstances the assessment may use Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2013).
In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this chapter of the EOAM with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the assessment methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.
Minor variation report - request number 9045
Central West 20PVP00174 05/07/2015 06/07/2015 This Accredited Expert report relates to the assessment of the clearing proposed by Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) number 15095.
Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes.
Clause 18 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a PVP that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM).
In some circumstances the EOAM does not adequately account for specific or unique circumstances which have been encountered during the assessment of a clearing proposal. In these circumstances the assessment may use Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2013).
In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.
Minor variation report - request number 15095
Central West 20PVP00175 05/07/2015 06/07/2015 This Accredited Expert report relates to the assessment of the clearing proposed by Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) number 8953.
Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes.
Clause 18 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a PVP that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM).
In some circumstances the EOAM does not adequately account for specific or unique circumstances which have been encountered during the assessment of a clearing proposal. In these circumstances the assessment may use Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2013).
In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.
Minor variation report - request number 8953
Central West 20PVP00176 05/07/2015 06/07/2015 This Accredited Expert report relates to the assessment of the clearing proposed by Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) number 17548.
Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes.
Clause 18 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a PVP that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM).
In some circumstances the EOAM does not adequately account for specific or unique circumstances which have been encountered during the assessment of a clearing proposal. In these circumstances the assessment may use Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2013).
In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.
Minor variation report - request number 17548
Central West 20PVP00177 21/07/2015 22/07/2015 The minor variation is a replacement of Chapter 7 of the EOAM with Schedule A of the Ministerial Order for the Clearing of Invasive Native Species (including appendix 1 & 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 which has made the clearing of INS a Routine Agricultural Management Activity (RAMA). Minor variation report - request number 17071
Western 23PVP00325  22/07/2015 24/07/2015 Increase maximum DBH allowed to be cleared for Bimble Box (Eucalpytus populnea) and White Cypress Pine (Callistris glaucophylla) in some map units. Minor variation report - request number 20839
Central West 20PVP00178  26/08/2015 26/08/2015  In this instance the Special provisions for Minor Variation have been used to modify Table 7.1 of the EOAM to include Allocasuarina luehmanni (Bulloak)  has been included as an Invasive Native Species Minor variation report - request number 20012
Western 23PVP00330 28/08/2015 28/08/2015 Apply updated threatened species responses to management actions, which are set out in the Bionet Threatened Species Data Profile Minor variation report - request number 21056
Lachlan 16PVP00230 31/08/2015 31/08/2015 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number 20649
Western 17PVP00130 14/09/2015 14/09/2015 The EOAM was varied to remove the 100 ha radii as part of the landscape value calculations as Burtundy is a large property. Minor variation report - request number 18582
Namoi 22PVP00126 23/04/2015 23/04/2015 More appropriate local data regarding the Regent Honeyeater and its ability to sustain loss of foraging habitat Minor variation report - request number 20321
Western 23PVP00330 27/08/2015 27/08/2015

More appropriate local data that reflects current threatened species data not yet incorporated into the tool. Species included four threatened species: Greater Long-eared Bat, Stripe-faced Dunnart, Ringed Brown Snake, and Stimson's Python

Minor variation report - request number 21056
Central West PVP00007 16/10/2015 16/10/2015 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00007
Central West PVP00196 21/01/2016 21/01/2016 This report details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order (including appendix 1 and 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP00196. Minor variation report - request number PVP00196
Riverina PVP00203 10/03/2016 10/03/2016 More appropriate local data has been used in this assessment to modify the sustain loss in paddock tree (offset) requirements of three threatened bird species. The re-assessed proposal improves or maintains environmental outcomes Minor variation report - request number PVP00203
Central West PVP00057 15/03/2016 15/03/2016 This report details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order (including appendix 1 and 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP00057. Minor variation report - request number PVP00057
Riverina PVP00228 8/04/2016 8/04/2016 More appropriate local data has been used in this assessment to modify the sustain loss in paddock tree (offset) requirements of three threatened bird species. The re-assessed proposal improves or maintains environmental outcomes Minor variation report - request number PVP00228
Central West PVP00047 23/05/2016 23/05/2016 This report details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order (including appendix 1 and 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP00047. Minor variation report - request number PVP00047
Central West PVP00040 4/06/2016 4/06/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. Minor variation report - request number PVP00040
Central West PVP00005 17/06/2016 17/06/2016 This report details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order (including appendix 1 and 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP00005. Minor variation report - request number PVP00005
North West PVP00266 19/07/2016 19/07/2016 Accredited expert's assessment in accordance with Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. This accredited expert report relates to the assessment of the clearing proposed by PVP number 00266. Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes. Clause 26 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a property vegetation plan (PVP) that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the environmental outcomes assessment methodology (EOAM).  Special provisions for minor variation have been used to allow for the reduced long-term viability of some vegetation to be cleared where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the assessment methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.  This reports details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to section 2.4.3 of the EOAM and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP reference number 00266. Minor variation report - request number PVP00266
Central West PVP00052 28/07/2016 28/07/2016 This report details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP reference number PVP00052. Minor variation report - request number PVP00052
Central West PVP00241 29/07/2016 29/07/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00241
Central West PVP00353 15/08/2016 15/08/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00353
Central West PVP00082 15/09/2016 15/09/2016 This report details the accredited expert’s opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order (including appendix 1 & 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP reference number PVP00082. Minor variation report - request number PVP00082
Central West PVP00392 4/10/2016 4/10/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00392
Central West PVP00424 4/11/2016 4/11/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00424
Western PVP00135 4/11/2016 4/11/2016

This Accredited Expert report relates to the assessment of the clearing proposed by Property Vegetation Plan (PVP) number 17548.
Under s. 29(2) of the Native Vegetation Act 2003 a PVP cannot be approved unless the clearing concerned will improve or maintain environmental outcomes.
Clause 18 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 prescribes the circumstances in which approval of a PVP that proposes broadscale clearing can be granted. In most cases an assessment and determination of whether the clearing will improve or maintain environmental outcomes is conducted in accordance with the Environmental Outcomes Assessment Methodology (EOAM).
In some circumstances the EOAM does not adequately account for specific or unique circumstances which have been encountered during the assessment of a clearing proposal. In these circumstances the assessment may use Special Provisions for Minor Variation (Clause 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulations 2013).

In this assessment Special Provisions for Minor Variation is used to allow the variation of the maximum allowable dbh to be cleared for Bimble Box (Eucalyptus populnea) and White Cypress Pine (Callitris glaucophylla) and Red Box (Eucalyptus intertexta) to 35cm in Table 7.1 in the EOAM, where the proposed clearing with the minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary.

Minor variation report - request number PVP00135
Central West PVP00506 8/11/2016 8/11/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00506
Central West PVP00470 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00470
Central West PVP00544 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 In this instance the Special Provisions for Minor Variation have been used to replace chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Ministerial Order made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013. The replacement of this Chapter of the EOAM, with the relevant parts of the Ministerial Order as a minor variation will improve or maintain environmental outcomes and strict adherence to the Assessment Methodology is unreasonable and unnecessary. Minor variation report - request number PVP00544
Central West PVP00391 17/01/2017 17/01/2017

This report details the accredited expert's opinions formed in relation to the replacement of chapter 7 of the EOAM (including table 7.1 but excluding point 16 and table 7.2) with Schedule A of the Clearing of Invasive Native Species Order (including appendix 1 and 2) made under clause 38 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 and cl. 19 of the Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 when assessing PVP00391.

Minor variation report - request number PVP00391

 

 

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