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LCC North Central Area (1976-1981)


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Notices showing the boundary of the study area 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 February 1976.  A descriptive report was published in October 1978.  The Council received 288 submissions on the future use of public land from individuals, associations, companies, and local and State government bodies. After considering these submissions, and having visited the study area, the Council formulated its proposed recommendations, which were published in June 1980.  The Council received 1,198 submissions commenting on these proposals.  The Council published its final recommendations in February 1981.

The low proportion of public land (15%) in this study area was the setting for the relatively low proportion of recommended parks and reserves (16% of the public land). The dispersed nature of timber production across the box and ironbark forests of the area made it difficult to delineate significant parks. In addition, proposed park areas were limited by successful campaigning by prospectors and small miners to retain access for their activities.

The descriptive report, proposed recommendations and final recommendations are available from this page.

Most of the North Central Area was included in the ECC’s Box-Ironbark Forests and Woodlands Investigation (1996-2001). Links

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