Animals rarely get the full consideration they require when planners get together to devise the new laws, new developments and new guidelines. By making a submission in the consultative stages of planning you can make sure they do!
Recreational uses of Werribee River
The 2018 - 19 Victorian State budget included $3.215 million for new projects to improve visitor enjoyment of waterways through improved access and visitor facilities - the Boosting Recreational Water Use Initiative. The initiative aims to investigate options for improved recreational access and facilities at nine sites across Victoria, including the lower Werribee River.
No closing date supplied
The independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
The EPBC Act is reviewed every 10 years so this is a very important submission especially as we have just lost over 10 million hectares of bush, forest and parks along with half a billion animals. There are so many important points to be made regarding climate change, land clearing, funding for protective measures and ensuring all wildlife are better protected. The review is keen to hear your views and insights on the EPBC Act, how it has operated, the challenges ahead it should address, and your ideas for the future. All Australians are invited to participate.
Helpful information can be found at the Environmental Defenders Office website: https://www.edo.org.au/2019/11/25/analysis-the-epbc-act-review-a-once-in-a-decade-opportunity/
Closing date Friday 17th April 2020
Integrating environment protection reform into land use planning
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is proposing updates to Victoria’s land-use planning system to bring it in line with the new environment protection framework which comes into effect on 1 July 2020.
Closing date Tuesday 5th May 2020