Clearing - aim to keep it natural
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Sensitive clearing allows for future tree growth
Walking tracks do not require approval under the Native Vegetation Act 1991, but it is always good practice to check that any development does not impact negatively on native plants and animals. The managing agency may require some species to be relocated.
create a logical visual corridor
clear so that the track remains that way for five years
cut vegetation should be located down-slope so that it is not obvious and does not impact on existing vegetation
occasional small rocks are best removed from view; see also
a benchmark for good practice is the virtual invisibility of vegetation impacts a year on from development
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