“What is BushBroker?
The Victorian Government established BushBroker to help improve the quality and extent of native vegetation in the State.
BushBroker facilitates the location of sites that could generate Native Vegetation Credits. These could potentially be used as offsets, on different properties to where the native vegetation is being cleared (this is called a third party offset). Details of these sites are maintained on the BushBroker Database.
Offsets can often be generated on the permit holder’s own property. But there are situations where this is not possible. For example, where there is no suitable site on the property or the permit holder is not able to manage the native vegetation in the long-term.
In most cases the clearing of any native vegetation that requires planning approval must be offset by a gain elsewhere. Offsets are permanently protected and linked to a particular clearing site.”
Source: DSE – BushBroker
BushBroker Information Sheets are available in PDF from the DSE website. For further information visit the DSE website.