Native vegetation clearing – stages of assessment for the application, assessment, and management of clearing permits.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation manages Western Australia’s environment and the environmental impacts of the clearing of native vegetation through the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act) and the Environmental Protection (Clearing of Native Vegetation) Regulations 2004 (Clearing Regulations).

The following information provides guidance on the processes undertaken by the department to assess applications for clearing permits under Pt V Division 2 of the EP Act, and manage any consequently granted clearing permits. It also provides links to supporting documents that relate to the specific stages of assessment.

For further detailed information, refer to the department’s Procedure: Native vegetation clearing permits.