Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Vegetation Plan
A new plan to guide management of vegetation in the hinterland of the Gippsland Lakes has been released by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
The Gippsland Lakes Hinterland (GLH) area lies between Toms Creek in the west, Lakes Entrance in the east, the shoreline of Lakes Victoria and King to the south, and the foothills to the north. The plan addresses all vegetation types across the GLH area, with a particular focus on the endangered Gippsland Red Gum Woodland community.
The plan does not deal with Planning Scheme provisions relating to clearing of native vegetation.
The plan draws on an analysis of the status of native vegetation and the threats to vegetation condition. It sets priorities for the management of native vegetation across the GLH for the next 10 years. Since much of the area covered by the plan is private land, the plan recognises that its implementation can only occur with the participation of willing landowners. A key focus of the plan is to protect and improve existing vegetation remnants. The plan also identifies areas that are priorities for establishment of new vegetation.
The plan was prepared with extensive involvement from representatives of stakeholder groups East Gippsland Landcare Network, Gippsland Plains Conservation Management Network, Greening Australia, Trust for Nature, Parks Victoria, Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the East Gippsland Shire Council.
The plan and appendices are available by clicking on these links: