Community engagement for Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North is underway

May 2022 update

Engagement on the future use of Immediate Protection Areas at Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North has commenced.

The Eminent Panel for Community Engagement is speaking with the Victorian community. This includes meeting with local groups to understand aspirations for these forests.

These conversations will help the Panel identify opportunities to create and maintain healthy forests.

The Panel's Engage Victoria website has further information on opportunities to contribute. You can take part by completing a short survey and sharing which part of the forest is important to you and why.

Details of upcoming Panel engagement events are available on the Engage Victoria site.

Future Uses of Our Forests engagement opportunities

Panel partnering with Traditional Owners, engagement to commence shortly

March 2022 update

The Victorian Government has announced the Eminent Panel for Community Engagement will include formal membership from representatives from Traditional Owner Corporations.

The Panel will lead engagement with the Victorian community. Supporting Traditional Owner objectives for the Immediate Protected Areas will be a key role of the Panel.

The Panel has commenced building its understanding for Immediate Protection Areas in the Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North.

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s initial values assessment for Immediate Protection Areas at Strathbogie Ranges and Mirboo North assessment has now been released.

VEAC’s work will be a key consideration for the panel as they undertake community consultation to form recommendations on the future use of these forest areas.

The Panel will engage with a wide range of people and organisations during April and May to understand the issues and opportunities for the Immediate Protection Areas in Mirboo North and the Strathbogie Ranges. Engagement for Immediate Protection Areas in the Central Highlands and East Gippsland will begin later in 2022 and will also look at the future of State forests in eastern Victoria.

Please Contact the Panel to register your interest and subscribe to updates.

Panel members at the Strathbogie Ranges

Panel members at the Strathbogie Ranges Immediate Protection Area

Page last updated: 10/05/22