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LCC South Gippsland Area District 2 (1978-1982)


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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 May and June 1978. A descriptive report was published in October 1980.  The Council received 282 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 1982.  The Council received 290 submissions commenting on these proposals.  The final recommendations were published in November 1982.

A major issue for the investigation was around whether cleared public land in the Strzlecki Ranges from failed early land settlements should be reforested with mountain ash or used for softwood plantations. The recommended marine reserve and marine and wildlife reserves around Wilsons Promontory and the faltering attempts to successfully implement them were a spur to the initiation of the LCC’s marine and coastal special investigation in 1991.  

During the course of this investigation, the LCC was directed to carry out a special investigation of Gellions Run (all of which lay within South Gippsland area district 2), and to make recommendations on the best use of this land, bearing in mind its potential for coal utilisation. See South Gippsland Area District 2 - Special Investigation Gellions Run (1981).   The final recommendations for Gellions Run were published in May 1981.

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

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

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