Great Ocean Road parks face a wobbly take-over bid

PARK WATCH September 2019 | There are real visitor management problems along the Great Ocean Road, but is the proposed self-funded ‘Coast and Parks Authority’ just a bizarre brainstorm fix?...
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Alarm at Great Ocean Road national park land grab

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 4 June 2019 | Conservation groups are alarmed at plans for a new authority to take control of national parks along the Great Ocean Road. “A proposed new authority to manage...
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Shifting sands

PARK WATCH March 2019 | The Andrews Government’s special treatment of the racing industry has reached a whole new level. But so too has the rise of community opposition, explains VNPA Nature...
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Great Ocean Road national parks land grab

PARK WATCH December 2018 | A recently announced proposal for a new Great Ocean Road authority will weaken national park protection says our Executive Director Matt Ruchel and Park Protection...
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Hoodie chicks are tiny, and dwarfed by the heavy hooves of racehorses. Without protection they don't stand a chance against racing thoroughbreds.

Commercial racehorse training illegal on Warrnambool’s beaches

CAMPAIGN UPDATE 30 October 2018 | Commercial racehorse training has been found illegal under the Warrnambool Planning Scheme – and therefore on Levys Beach, one of the horse racing industry’s...
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Duchers Swamp, French Island National Park, Western Port

AGL forced to face facts

MEDIA RELEASE 9 October 2018 Environment Victoria and the Victorian National Parks Association have welcomed today’s decision by Planning Minister Richard Wynne to require a full Environment...
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Great Ocean Road threatened?

PARK WATCH September 2018 | The tourism industry eyes off the Great Ocean Road, as the Coalition announces a new authority to manage crown land, reports Matt Ruchel. The Great Ocean Road is more than...
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