The Andrews Labor Government is on notice that it must get on with native vegetation law reforms.
The Victorian Farmers Federation has warned the number of trees on Victorian farmland will continue to decline unless the system is made more workable for farmers.
A review of Victoria’s native vegetation laws was released for public comment in December last year, but this was at the same time as many farmers were busy harvesting record grain crops.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh
Farmers are sending a clear and sensible message, but the Andrews Government is preparing to put even more hurdles in their way.
Hardworking farmers are being bogged down in red tape and bureaucracy while the Premier for Melbourne panders to inner-city Greens voters.
The Liberal Nationals are very happy to work with the VFF and landholders in order to get the best outcome for our farmers and our productive rural environments.