Latest polling before the state election shows Victorians will vote for national parks and nature protection.

NEWS 14 November 2018

The majority of Victorians support parks and nature protection, with 70% plus of people supporting both the comprehensive parks network, new national parks across the state, improved funding for parks and threatened species management.

Over 80% of people supported new marine national parks, but Victoria hasn’t had a new marine park since 2002.

Looking after our natural heritage is key state responsibility, but the major parties have so far dropped the ball.

Over 45% of Victorians agreed that they were more likely to vote for a political party which has a comprehensive nature conservation and national park policy.

1,527 residents across Victoria were surveyed during the night of Monday 13 November.

Summary Statewide Results

Vote for party if they have a compressive nature conservation and national parks policy

  • 45.9% of people were more likely to vote for a political party which have a comprehensive nature conservation and national parks policy

National Parks:

  • 72.7% support Victoria having a comprehensive network of National Parks and conservation reserves across land and sea (36.5% strongly support, 36.2% support)

Funding for Nature

  • 72.8% support increasing funding and more government action for protection of nature, including threatened species and national park management across Victoria (37.6% strongly support, 35.2 % support)

Marine National Parks

  • 81.5% of people support having marine national parks and sanctuaries aimed to protect marine habitats (43.9% strongly support, 37.6% support)

Logging in State forest

  • Only 9.6% of people supported logging in state forests, while 71.6% supported protection of wildlife & nature and recreation.

New National Parks in central Highland and East Gippsland

  • 69.9% of people supported creation of new parks in the central highlands and east Gippsland, (42.1% strongly support, 27.8% support)

New parks Central West

  • 70.4% of people support new parks in central west Victoria around Daylesford, Woodend, Bendigo and west of Ballarat (34.8% strongly support,35.6% support).

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