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Statewide Assessment of Public Land

Final Report in preparation

The Discussion Paper and Draft Proposals Paper were released on 19 August 2016.  The Final Report is due by 1 May 2017.

On 17 September 2014, VEAC was requested to conduct a Statewide Assessment of Public Land.  On 2 April 2015 the request was amended by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water.

The purpose of the investigation is to carry out a statewide assessment of public land in Victoria which considers the recommendations of the council and its predecessors and the appropriateness of the current system of public land use categories established as a result.  The focus of the investigation is to provide information and recommendations to assist management effectiveness and is not intended to change the current levels of protection underpinning Victoria's public land system.

The full Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.

The Interim Report on Public Land Classification was submitted to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 September 2015.  The interim report covers the first of the three specific terms of reference for the Statewide Assessment of Public Land.  The material in the Interim Report has been updated and included in the Discussion Paper.

The Discussion Paper and Draft Proposals Paper were released on 19 August 2016 and submissions in response to the papers closed on Monday 7 November 2016.  

On 16 January 2017 the Minister granted an extension of time for the completion of the final report.  The new date for the submission of the final report to the Minister is 1 May 2017.

A supplement to the discussion paper is proposed to be issued in May 2017 with updated information and maps.