As we’ve previously reported, Vicforests is keen to open some forests on the margins of our area to renewed logging, including the Wellsford, a magnificent Ironbark forest north of Bendigo, and the Wombat, to our south.
An analysis of Vicforests’ proposal can be found here.
For a comment about logging the Wombat, see Gayle Osborne’s article in the latest Wombat Forestcare newsletter.
At first sight, plans to extend logging in the Wellsford seem to lack sense. A campaign to give this bush National Park status has been going on for some years, and has wide community support, including from the City of Greater Bendigo.
Written submissions will be accepted until 21 August 2017.
Community drop-in sessions are being held in regional locations during the submission period. Come and find out about the investigation and talk to VEAC about public land in and around the Wellsford forest, Wombat forest-Macedon Ranges, Hepburn area, Cobaw forest, and Mount Cole and the Pyrenees Range.
You are welcome to arrive and leave at any stage during the listed times. Prior registration is not required. The nearest drop-in sessions to our region are:
Tuesday 18 July 2017, 3pm – 7pm
251-259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
Woodend Community Centre
Thursday 27 July 2017, 3pm – 7pm
High Street and Forest Street, Woodend
Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre
Tuesday 1 August 2017, 3pm – 7pm
13 Camp Road, Daylesford