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Statewide Assessment of Public Land
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Discussion Paper in preparation

The Interim Report on Public Land Classification was submitted to the Minister on 30 September 2015 and can be viewed online.

The Interim Report on Public Land Classification was submitted to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water on 30 September 2015.  The interim report will be updated as required and included in the discussion paper, which is scheduled for release concurrently with the draft proposals paper in August 2016.

On 17 September 2014, VEAC was requested to conduct a Statewide Assessment of Public Land.  On 2 April 2015 the request was amended by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water.

The assessment will include a discussion paper, draft proposals paper and final report.  The final report is due to be submitted to the Minister by February 2017.

The purpose of the investigation is to carry out a statewide assessment of public land in Victoria which considers the recommendations of the council and its predecessors and the system of public land use categories established as a result.  The focus of the investigation is to provide information to assist management effectiveness and is not intended to change the current levels of protection underpinning Victoria's public land system.

In particular, the Council has been asked to investigate and provide:

      1.  an assessment of the current system of public land categories, including options for changing or consolidating the existing categories

       2. an assessment of the current reservation status of public land.

       3. an inventory of the types of values on public land.

The full terms of reference can be downloaded here.

VEAC submitted an interim report to the Minister in September 2015.  The report included options for the consolidation of existing public land categories.

The Notice of Investigation was published on Saturday 18 April 2015 and the first submission period closed on 22 June 2015.  

There will be an extended public consultation period after the joint release of the discussion paper and the draft proposals paper in August 2016.

Notice of Investigation