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LCC Melbourne Area District 2 Review (1987-1994)


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Notices showing the boundary of the area of the review and advising that an investigation was to be carried out were published in the Victoria Government Gazette and in local and other Victorian newspapers in May 1987.  A descriptive resources report was published in August 1991.

Council received 1,425 submissions and letters following publication of the descriptive report. The Council considered these submissions and published proposed recommendations in April 1993.  A further 1,993 submissions were received in response to the proposed recommendations.  The Council published its final recommendations in July 1994.

A change to legislation in 1989 enabled the LCC to make recommendations for public land within a ‘town’, though cities and rural cities remained excluded from the definition of public land.

Timber resources and water quality and yield from timbered catchment areas remained significant issues in Melbourne’s catchments. Recommendations for the Yarra Ranges National Park were based around the closed Melbourne water catchments and adjoining state forest. A recommended Phillip Island State Park based around the penguin reserve was ultimately implemented as the Phillip Island Nature Park.

The descriptive report, proposed recommendations and final recommendations are available from this page. The final recommendations supersede the recommendations from the relevant part of the original Melbourne study area in 1977. 

Government decisions on the final recommendations can be found on this website here.

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