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Victorian Environmental Assessment Council

VEAC provides independent and strategic advice to the Victorian government relating to the protection and ecologically sustainable management of public land

Assessment of the values of Immediate Protection Areas in the Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North

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Assessment of the values of Immediate Protection Areas in the Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North

VEAC was requested on 25 November 2021 by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP to assess the values of state forests in the Immediate Protection Areas (IPAs) in the Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North.

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Report in preparation

Advice on Aspects of Public Land Use Information

VEAC was requested on 30 November 2020 by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP to provide advice on aspects of public land use information. The request is for technical advice on aspects of public land use information and does not extend to recommending changes to public land use.

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Central West Investigation

The report on VEAC's Central West Investigation was publicly released on 21 June 2019. The Government response to the recommendations was tabled in Parliament on 24 June 2021.

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01 December 2021

VEAC receives request from Minister to assess forests in Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North

VEAC has now received the formal request from Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio to undertake the first phase of the scientific assessment of the values of areas identified as Immediate Protection Areas (IPAs) in eastern Victorian forests and protected from timber harvesting since November 2019. Phase 1 will assess IPAs in the Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North. The second phase is expected to commence in 2022 and will include IPAs in the forests of the Central Highlands and East Gippsland.

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23 July 2021

Victorian Government announces new appointments to VEAC

The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of members to the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council from 7 July 2021. New members are Mellissa Wood (Chairperson), Nicola Ward and Nick Wimbush. Two current members, Joanne Duncan and Anna Kilborn, have been reappointed to the Council.    Find out more about the Council members here  

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09 March 2021

50th anniversary

Fifty years ago, VEAC’s predecessor the Land Conservation Council was established. VEAC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, with a program of online events. Details of events will be posted on our social media and website throughout the year. You can find out more on our 50th anniversary page.


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