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LCC North Eastern Area (Benalla-Upper Murray) Review (1984-1986)


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When the LCC originally divided the state into study areas, the North-eastern Area was split into five districts.  The Council published separate reports and recommendations for the North-eastern Area District 1 and District 2, but amalgamated Districts 3, 4, and 5 and published a combined report and combined recommendations. Districts 3 and 5 were reviewed by the Council in 1981 during a Special Investigation of the Ovens Softwood Plantation Zone that the government directed the Council to undertake. The Benalla–Upper Murray review area covered the balance of north-eastern Victoria that was not subject to the special investigation i.e. Districts 1,2, and 4.

Notices showing the boundaries of the study area and advising that a review was to be carried out were published in the Victoria Government Gazette and in local and other Victorian newspapers in January 1984. A descriptive report was published in August 1984. The Council received 65 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 March 1985.  The Council received 57 submissions commenting on these proposals. The final recommendations were published in January 1986.

Some land in the Rural City of Wodonga and vested in the Albury-Wodonga (Victoria) Corporation was declared to be public land in accordance with legislation. The land not required by the Albury Wodonga Development Corporation for regional development purposes was covered in this study.

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.

Reports and resources

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