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Environment & Heritage

Environment & Heritage


The Bushwalking Tracks and Conservation (BTAC) committee deals with all land management issues affecting the integrity and bushwalking amenity of our natural areas. It contributes to the formulation of public land management plans, provides additional comment at draft stage and prepares submissions regarding the preservation and integrity of natural areas.  Representatives appear at public meetings and review panel hearings as necessary.

Bushwalking Victoria's recent submissions to the formulation of public land management plans and other proposals and issues are listed below:

Advocacy & Submissions

Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria.

It achieves this by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.

This work is primarily done through the active participation in the Bushwalking Advisory Committee a consultative advisory committee which Bushwalking Victoria, Parks Victoria and DELWP operate together as partners.

Bushwalking Victoria makes direct submissions to government. It also encourages its member clubs and supporters to actively respond to various submissions to government through the Engage Victoria on line consultation platform.

Engage Victoria is the place to discover and access Victorian government consultations, share ideas and have your say about what matters to you.

These consultations may be of interest to you and are now accepting contributions or providing updates:

Project Status
Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail Design

(Fairhaven to Skenes Creek)

**The Great Ocean Road Coastal Trail Master Plan - Revision 8 (December 2022)**
Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing Project      **April 2023: Planning and design work continuing**
Hanging Rock Precinct Draft Master Plan      **REVIEWING FEEDBACK**
Warburton Mountain Bike Destination Inquiry and Advisory Committee **Report submitted 20 June 2022**
Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands   **REVIEWING FEEDBACK*