Bushfire Exemptions expire

Recent State Planning Scheme Amendment VC188 removed Clause 52.13 2009 Bushfire Recovery Exemptions and references to it from all planning schemes, following its expiry.

This Clause was inserted into the Victorian Planning Provisions in September 2010 with the purpose to support recovery operations following the 2009 Victorian bushfires, allowing temporary accommodation and removal of native vegetation to provide for some emergency works, access or to make safe buildings/demolition. This Clause had an expiry date of 30 June 2020.

Readers should note that, at the time of writing, Bushfire Recovery exemptions at Clause 52.07, Bushfire Reconstruction exemptions at Clause 52.10, Bushfire Protection Exemptions at Clause 52.12 and 2009 Bushfire – Replacement Buildings exemptions at Clause 52.14 still apply.

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