Peterborough locals pay $20,000 for clearing native vegetation

Ben Silvester
Updated June 1 2022 - 7:26am, first published 6:15am
Ocean view: Peterborough's picturesque Bay of Martyrs, which Moyne Shire Council says the Gilberts wanted a view of, prompting the illegal clearing of native vegetation on their property. Photo: Morgan Hancock.

A young Peterborough couple have been forced to pay $20,000 in legal costs and revegetate 12.5 hectares of land after they were found to have illegally cleared native vegetation on their property.

Ben Silvester

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