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Previous Investigations

Two types of information are provided for previous investigations.

For LCC investigations and reviews (1971 to 1997), the full texts of the final recommendations reports are available from this site, edited to reflect government variations and amendments at the time of approval, and subsequent changes. Scanned versions of the published recommendations maps are also provided. Where final recommendations for an area have been superseded through the recommendations of a subsequent review or investigation, only the most recent final recommendations are provided. The annotated reports therefore provide a record of government-accepted recommendations for public land in these LCC study areas. The Orders in Council that give notice to government departments or public authorities to give effect to accepted recommendations are included where available in 'Additional information'.

For ECC (1997 to 2001) and VEAC investigations (from 2001) the reports are not annotated to reflect government decisions. For the ECC investigations only the final recommendations reports and maps are available from this site at this stage. Note that legislation did not require a government response to ECC reports. For VEAC investigations, all published reports are available. The formal government response is also provided for many VEAC investigations.

For access to or information about LCC, ECC and VEAC reports other than the final recommendations provided here - including resource reports, discussion papers, draft recommendations and final reports of earlier studies - please contact VEAC. A document archive of all reports is scheduled to be available from this website later in 2021.

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Statewide Assessment of Public Land (VEAC, 2017)

In September 2014, the then Minister for Environment and Climate Change requested that the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) carry out an investigation into public land in Victoria.

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Alpine Area Special Investigation (LCC, 1983)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Alpine Area Special Investigation. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in the Alpine Study Area. The recommendations in the text incorporate those of the LCC's original Alpine investigation, and have been edited to reflect government variations and amendments at the time of approval, and subsequent changes.

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Completed

Angahook-Otway Investigation (VEAC, 2004)

This report contains the full text of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council's final recommendations for the Angahook - Otway Investigation. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in the study area. The electronic files are available by chapter to ensure a reasonable download speed. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting VEAC. Note that these recommendations replace those for parts of LCC's Corangamite and Melbourne District 1 Review Areas.

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Completed

Ballarat Area (LCC, 1982)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Ballarat Study Area. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the Ballarat Study Area.

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Box-Ironbark Forests & Woodlands Investigation (ECC, 2001)

This report contains the ECC's recommendations for public land use in the Box-Ironbark area of northern Victora, extending from Stawell to Wodonga. The recommendations incorporate those for parts of the LCC's North Central, Murray Valley and adjoining areas.

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Completed

Corangamite Area (LCC, 1978)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Corangamite Study Area.

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East Gippsland Area Review (LCC, 1986)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the East Gippsland Area Review. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in East Gippsland. The recommendations in the text incorporate those of the LCC's original East Gippsland investigation, and have been edited to reflect government variations and amendments at the time of approval, and subsequent changes.

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Completed

Gellions Run Special Investigation (LCC, 1981)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Gellions Run Special Investigation. Recommendation B1 provides an ongoing framework for use of public land in the Gellions Run Study Area. The recommendations in the text have been edited to reflect government variations and amendments at the time of approval, and subsequent changes.

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Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Area (LCC, 1983)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Study Area. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Study Area. The recommendations in the text have been edited to reflect government variations and amendments at the time of approval, and subsequent changes.

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Completed

Goolengook Forest Investigation (VEAC, 2006)

Notification of withdrawal of request to investigate the Goolengook Forest On 21 December 2006, VEAC received advice from the Minister for Water, Environment and Climate Change of the withdrawal of the request to investigate the Goolengook Forest. The withdrawal was signed by the Minister on 15 December 2006 and is pursuant to section 15(6)(b) of the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council Act 2001.

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Historic Places Special Investigation South-Western Victoria (LCC, 1997)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Historic Places Special Investigation South-Western Victoria. These provide an ongoing framework for the protection, management and future use of historic places in South-western Victoria.

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Completed

Investigation into Additional Prospecting Areas in Parks (VEAC, 2014)

Requested in October 2012 by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, VEAC's investigation into additional prospecting areas in parks made recommendations on which areas (in general terms) of the following parks could be made available for recreational prospecting: Alpine, Baw Baw, Croajingolong, Errinundra, Lake Eildon, Lind, Mitchell River and Yarra Ranges national parks and Lerderderg State Park.

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Investigation into Historic Places (VEAC, 2016)

The Final Report on VEAC's Historic Places Investigation was submitted to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change on 31 August 2016.

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Completed

Latrobe Valley Special Investigation (LCC, 1987)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Latrobe Valley Special Investigation. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in the Latrobe Valley.

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Completed

Mallee Area Review (LCC, 1989)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Mallee Area Review. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in the Mallee.

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Marine Investigation (VEAC, 2014)

The Final Report on VEAC's Marine Investigation was submitted to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 30 April 2014 and publicly released on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

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Marine, Coastal & Estuarine Investigation (ECC, 2000)

This report makes recommendations on the protection of significant environmental values and the sustainable use of Victoria's marine environment, with priority given to recommendations for a representative system of marine parks and for areas suitable for marine aquaculture.

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Completed

Melbourne Area District 1 Review (LCC, 1987)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Melbourne Area, District 1 Review. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the Melbourne area.

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Completed

Melbourne Area District 2 Review (LCC, 1994)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Melbourne Area District 2 Review. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in Melbourne Area District 2.

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Completed

Metropolitan Melbourne Investigation (VEAC, 2011)

In July 2008 the Council was requested to carry out an investigation of Crown land and public authority land in 29 municipalities in metropolitan Melbourne. 

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Completed

Murray Valley Area (LCC, 1985)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Murray Valley Study Area. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the Murray Valley Study Area.

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Completed

North Central Area (LCC, 1981)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the North Central Study Area. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the North Central Study Area.

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Completed

North Eastern Area (Benalla-Upper Murray) Review (LCC, 1986)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the North-eastern Area (Benalla - Upper Murray) Review. These provide an ongoing framework for use of public land in the North East.

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Completed

North Eastern Study Area Districts 3, 4 & 5 (LCC, 1977)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the North Eastern Study Area, Districts 3, 4 and 5. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the North Eastern Study Area, Districts 3 and 5.

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Completed

Ovens Softwood Plantation Zone Special Investigation (LCC, 1981)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the North-Eastern Victoria Ovens Softwood Plantation Zone Special Investigation.

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Completed

Remnant Native Vegetation Investigation (VEAC, 2011)

In July 2008 the Council was requested to carry out an investigation of remnant native vegetation on Crown land and public authority land outside of largely-intact landscapes across Victoria to identify opportunities for ecological linkages. 

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Completed

River Red Gum Forests Investigation (VEAC, 2008)

The River Red Gum Forests Investigation commenced in April 2005 and the final report was released in July 2008.  The final report contains complete details of the Investigation including all recommendations for public land use, details of public consultations, and implications of the recommendations.

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Completed

Rivers and Streams Special Investigation (LCC, 1991)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the Rivers and Streams Special Investigation. These provide an ongoing framework for the use of rivers and streams in Victoria.

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Completed

South Gippsland Area District 1 (LCC, 1973)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the South Gippsland District 1 Area. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the South Gippsland District 1 Area.

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Completed

South Gippsland Area District 2 (LCC, 1982)

This report contains the full text of the Land Conservation Council's final recommendations for the South Gippsland District 2 Area. These provide an ongoing framework for public use of land in the South Gippsland District 2 Area.

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