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Previous VEAC 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 Where final recommendations for an area have been superseded through the recommendations of a subsequent review or investigation, only the most recent final recommendations are provided.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 2022.

 

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Completed

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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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

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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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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Completed

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

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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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

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

Yellingbo Investigation (VEAC, 2013)

In August 2011 the State government requested VEAC to investigate the biodiversity and ecological values of public land within the Yellingbo investigation area, identify threats to these values and to make recommendations relating to management to conserve and enhance these values.  

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