PVP clearing approvals spike in NSW after 2014, but so did private conservation, and offsets

Alex Druce
August 10 2018 - 5:30am
Facing strong criticism over the acceleration of new land clearing since 2014, Niall Blair’s office pointed to an increase in several new conservation measures over the same time, including private conservation agreements more than doubling, and more than 35,000ha of farmland being set aside from clearing under new legislation.
Facing strong criticism over the acceleration of new land clearing since 2014, Niall Blair’s office pointed to an increase in several new conservation measures over the same time, including private conservation agreements more than doubling, and more than 35,000ha of farmland being set aside from clearing under new legislation.

THE Primary Industry Minister’s office says it is “wrong, alarmist and completely misinformed” to claim the state is in the midst of a land clearing emergency, despite environmental concerns over a spike in new property vegetation plan approvals from mid-2014 to mid-2016.

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Alex Druce

Alex Druce

Senior Journalist

Politics and rural issues journo in Sydney. Give me a yell at adruce@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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