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LCC South-Western Area District 2 (1976-1982)


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Notices showing the boundary of the study area and advising that an investigation was to be carried out were published in the Victoria Government Gazette, and in local and other Victorian newspapers in February 1976. A descriptive report was published in May 1979. The Council received 343 submissions on the future use of public land from 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 September 1981.  The Council received 1,546 submissions commenting on these proposals.  The final recommendations were published in May 1982.

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

The proposed creation of a national park in the Grampians Ranges was the central, hotly contested issue of the investigation. The draft proposals for a patchwork of park and forest became a large national park in the final report. While the Grampians dominated the investigation, the Council also recommended numerous smaller parks and reserves in the remaining fragmented public land.

Government decisions on the final recommendations can be found on this website here.

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