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LCC North-eastern Study Area District 2 (1971-1974)


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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 for these three districts.

Notices showing the boundary of the study area district 2 and advising that an investigation was to be carried out were published in June and July 1971.  A descriptive report was published in August 1973.  The Council received 98 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 area, the Council formulated its proposed recommendations, which were published in February 1974.  The Council received 45 submissions commenting on these proposals.  The Council published its final recommendations in July 1974.

Mount Samaria State Park was the first LCC recommendation for an appreciable area of high-quality forest to be taken out of production. The study also included the first recommendations for flora and fauna reserves, and the first historic area. The recommendations trebled the existing softwood production area.

The descriptive report, proposed recommendations and final recommendations are available from this page.

Districts 1,2, and 4 of the North-eastern study area were reviewed in the North-eastern Area (Benalla–Upper Murray) Review (1984-1986), and part included in the ECC’s Box-Ironbark Forests and Woodlands Investigation (1996-2001).  Links?

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