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Parks Victoria needs immediate funding boost

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Dear Victorian Treasurer Hon Tim Pallas,
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The management of Victoria's national parks and nature conservation reserves is in serious decline and can only be rectified through a major boost in long-term funding.

As well as being hit by massive funding shortfalls there have been staff cuts, placing serious stress on those that remain.

There has also been a reduction in the skills needed to manage the many threats Victoria's parks face.

Please immediately return Parks Victoria funding to 2010 levels, with substantial increases over following years so that the organisation can rebuild the resources and expertise it needs to reverse declines in the condition of many of our most important national parks

This would be consistent with your government's election commitment to invest in a world-class national parks system.

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