Scoring Gain - DEPI Gain Calculator
Version 1.2.5 of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Gain Calculator is now available for downloading. The Microsoft Excel gain calculator enables a user to quickly calculate the gain from one or more offset proposals.
The DEPI Gain Calculator uses standard gain-scoring algorithms described in the Vegetation Gain Approach document and incorporates amendments made to the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) regarding native vegetation exemptions and entitlements. [Note: New exemptions came into effect on 15 September 2008.]
The DEPI Gain Calculator will work for the majority of offset situations but also provides flexibility for users to score gains for non-standard actions/offset scenarios where these are encountered.
The DEPI Gain Calculator is best used with the macro security set to low. (go to the following menu Tools > Macro > Security - and click on Low)The DEPI Gain Calculator can be downloaded as an Excel file. (please update your calculator to the September 2010 version)
Some BioEVC's have been updated in this version (1.2.5).
If you have a query relating to the Habitat Hectares method for assessing vegetation quality that is not addressed in the Vegetation Quality Assessment Manual, please email: habitat.hectares@DEPI.vic.gov.au. If you have a query regarding an EVC benchmark go to the Feedback and Enquiries page for Vegetation Information Products.
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