How do I apply for a planning permit?
Before you start, discuss your proposal with your local council, talk to your neighbours about their concerns & considers getting professional advice. Once you’ve determined that a planning permit is required, fill out the application form (can be found from our website, www.planning.vic.gov.au/planning-permit-applications/do-i-need-a-permit/planning-application-forms/) & then lodge thew application with your local council along with the fee required.
How do I find out if there is a planned bushfire burning near me?
We work to keep communities safe year round by reducing the risk of bushfires across the state. Visit our website, www.ffm.vic.gov.au/bushfire-fuel-and-risk-management/planned-burns/, to view the planned burns in parks and forests for the next 10 days. Or sign up to the Planned Burning Notification System, www.ffm.vic.gov.au/bushfire-fuel-and-risk-management/planned-burns/planned-burning-notification-system/, to receive automated SMS and email notifications about planned burns on public land.
What are the benefits of registration to Pay & Manage Bills Online Service?
The Pay & Manage Bills Online Service allows you to view, pay and dispute your DELWP invoices online at any time from your own computer. It avoids unnecessary cost and time compared to paper-based billing. Disputed invoices are handled with online tools for quick and accurate resolution. You can also reduce paper costs and usage by only printing invoices, receipts and statements as required.
Is it possible to get a receipt of payment online?
Yes. A receipt will be generated after a payment is made which you may print and/or save for your records. The receipt will only be available after your payment has been processed. All information regarding your transactions through the Pay & Manage Bills Online Service is kept in the system for 220 days. Any records you wish to retrieve after this time will be available by calling the Accounts Receivable Team on (03) 9637 9422 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I access DELWP documents under Freedom of Information?
You can request access to documents held by DELWP by writing to the FOI Unit, including payment of the application fee. You can submit a request electronically via FOI Online, www.foi.vic.gov.au/home/how+to+apply/making+a+request/, or email your request to email@example.com, Alternately you can write a letter, or download the FOI Application form & send it to FOI & Privacy Unit PO Box 500 East Melbourne VIC 8002. We will send you an application fee payment form to pay.
What is Environmental-Economic Accounting?
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) accounting is an integrating framework that reports on the inventory of environmental assets and the services they provide in our society and economy over time, along with transactions involving spending on the environment.
How do I determine if a tree or plant is a native vegetation?
A native vegetation are plants that are indigenous to Victoria, including trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses. They provide habitat for wildlife and delivers a range of ecosystem services that make land more productive and contribute to human well being. Native vegetation is classified into two categories: remnant patches and scattered trees. For more information please visit our website www.environment.vic.gov.au/native-vegetation/native-vegetation/, or contact us on 136 186.