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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’s final report on its assessment of the values of state forests in the Immediate Protection Areas (IPAs) in the Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North has now been released. The report was submitted to the Minister on 31 July 2022. It updates the reports published in March 2022 and includes an assessment of the potential economic implications of proposed land use changes recommended by the Eminent Panel for Community Engagement EPCE and provided to the Council.

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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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Government response

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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09 August 2022

Reports released for Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North Immediate Protection Areas

The recommendations for the future use of the Strathbogie Ranges and the Mirboo North Immediate Protection Area can be found in the report of the Eminent Panel for Community Engagement released on 8 August 2022.  VEAC’s completed assessment is also available updating the reports published in March to inform the panel’s community engagement.   VEAC’s report also contains an assessment of the economic implications of the Panel’s proposed land use changes.

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05 April 2022

Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships 2022 announced

VEAC received an outstanding range of applications. The successful projects involve topics ranging from an Aboriginal stone quarry to identifying biodiversity refuges and protecting them from extreme disturbance events. The recipients of the 2022 scholarships can be viewed here. 

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01 April 2022

VEAC has published two reports on the values of the Mirboo North and Strathbogie Ranges Immediate Protection Areas

The reports assessing the values of the Strathbogies and Mirboo North IPAs are now available. The full report including an economic assessment will be submitted to the Minister by 31 May 2022.


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