The NSW Government is committed to helping protect homes from the threat of bushfires. Changes to laws allowing trees and vegetation that act as fuel for bushfires to be cleared around homes, tourist accommodation, schools, hospitals and child care centres located in bushfire prone areas, without the need to get approval were announced on 18 June 2014.
Key changes to the Rural Fires Amendment (Vegetation Clearing) Act 2014 include:
Changes to the legislation will make preparing for bushfire safety easier while making sure that the environment, personal safety and landowners’ rights are still protected.
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