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LCC Wimmera Area (1983-1986)


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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 August 1983.  A descriptive report was published in February 1985. The Council received 117 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 October 1985.  The Council received 139 submissions commenting on these proposals.  The final recommendations were published in in November 1986.

Although the Little Desert controversy over alienation and clearing of public land led to the creation of the LCC, it was the last of the 17 regions to be investigated. Some valuable remnants on the heavily cleared Wimmera clay plains were recommended as various forms of nature reserve. The existing Little Desert National Park was substantially expanded and woodlands at Wail near Horsham remained as state forest.

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.

A small part of the Wimmera area was included in the Box-Ironbark Forests and Woodlands Investigation (1996-2001).

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