Historic places report on the way

The Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) will submit the Final Report on its Historic Places Investigation to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change on Wednesday 31 August 2016, rather later than originally planned.  The report will be publicly released on Wednesday 7 September and will be made available on that day at www.veac.vic.gov.au.

Readers will recall FOBIF made a critical submission to the draft report in December last year. We’ll be curious to see if any of our criticisms have resulted in changes to the document.

Two information sessions on the report will be held not long after its release. One is in Melbourne. The other is in Chewton on Friday 9 September from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Chewton Senior Citizens Centre, 201 Main Road/Pyrenees Highway, Chewton (Car park access off Mount Street).

If you want to attend, you need to register with VEAC by phone [1800 134 803 (Free call outside Melbourne)] or email:  veac@delwp.vic.gov.au

The State Government will give its response to the report within six months.

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