Dear IFFA folk,
In 1988 IFFA played an important role in introducing statewide native vegetation retention regulations into planning schemes. Regulations in subsequent decades have attempted to address Victoria's woeful record of vegetation clearance.
DEPI have put together an amendment to change those regulations and these amendments to Native Vegetation Policy are due to pass through Parliament any day now.
IFFA committee members share the concerns of ecologists, scientific experts, industry groups and community-based environment groups who are alarmed about the implications of these amendments.