The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) has has completed the River Red Gum Forests Investigation and provided its report to the Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Gavin Jennings.
The following is an excerpt from it’s summary of major recommendations.
- five new and three expanded national parks along the Murray, Ovens and Goulburn Rivers
- 29 substantially new and 21 expanded or retained nature conservation reserves to improve the protection of depleted and fragmented ecosystems.
- the Murray River Park, which extends along the River Murray frontage from Wodonga to beyond Mildura, and provides for the continuation of a wide range of traditional recreational activities
- three new regional parks and three new and expanded other parks
Full copies of the report are available here.
The report represents the final stage of VEAC’s River Red Gum Forests
The government will now consider the report and provide a response within
approximately six months.