Another rare ancient grassland destroyed

NEWS 11 August 2022 | A supposedly protected swathe of Victoria’s last remaining old-growth grassland has been destroyed following illegal dumping. Conservation Area 9 was a precious old-growth...
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Permit to destroy rare grassland rejected

NEWS 3 June 2022 | In a victory as rare as the Spiny Riceflower, the Grassy Plains Network has saved an endangered grassland from destruction! Last Friday, the Grassy Plains Network won their ...
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Give me a reserve among the factories

PARK WATCH June 2021 | Nature Conservation Campaigner Jordan Crook takes us to visit our most at risk ecosystems. Amongst the existing suburbs and factories of the western suburbs of Melbourne, the...
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What’s that? The national environmental laws don’t work?

PARK WATCH March 2021 | Who would have thought? Asks Executive Director Matt Ruchel. “Ineffective”, leading to “piecemeal decisions”, “outdated”, and “not fit to address current or...
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Going, going, gone?

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The failures in protecting one of our most critically endangered ecosystems – grasslands – from Melbourne’s ever-increasing urban sprawl is finally being publicly...
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Renewed rush to ‘clear’ the way

PARK WATCH September 2020 | The reveal of the failures of the Melbourne Strategic Assessment (see previous article) comes right at a time when the Morrison Government is reviewing our national...
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Protect our critically endangered grasslands

The grassy plains that once covered a third of Victoria were home to Bettongs, Eastern Quolls and Pig-footed Bandicoots. They shared these native prairies with White-footed Rabbit-rats, Victorian...
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Follow the money, not the promises

PARK WATCH March 2020 | New grassland revenue bill passes Parliament. The Melbourne Strategic Assessment (Environment Mitigation Levey) Bill 2019 passed the Victorian Parliament in early February....
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Victoria’s Western Grassland Reserves failure

PARK WATCH June 2019 | Ian Penna writes about what hasn’t happened in the past ten years. The Western Grassland Reserves were proposed to protect “the largest remaining concentration of volcanic...
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