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Central West Investigation

Submissions Closed

The submission period following the publication of the Notice of Investigation closed on Monday 21 August 2017.  The draft proposals paper is in preparation and is due to be released at the end of August 2018.

On 20 March 2017, VEAC was requested to conduct a Central West Investigation.  

The investigation covers public land in the vicinity of the Wombat, Wellsford, Mount Cole and Pyrenees Range forests within the area shown on this map

The purpose of the investigation is to:

a) identify and evaluate the condition, natural and biodiversity values and cultural, social and economic values and the current uses of public land in the specified area; and 

b) make recommendations for the balanced use and appropriate management arrangements to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural values.

The Council is required to consult with relevant Traditional Owner Group entities and other relevant Traditional Owner groups.

The full terms of reference can be downloaded here

The Notice of Investigation was published on 21 June 2017.  Submissions closed on 21 August 2017.  Submissions in response to the notice of investigation have been published on the VEAC website.  For more information about the submissions process, please see the About Submissions link in the navigation panel to the left.  To view the submissions, visit the View Submissions link, also in the navigation panel to the left.

Central West Investigation - First consultation period - Fact Sheet

Community Forum Flyer

Community drop-in sessions were held from 18 July to 3 August 2017.

A draft proposals paper and a final report are to be prepared, with the final report due by March 2019.