The Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay, a unique wetland system on the border of Victoria and South Australia, will be protected now and into the future as the latest Australian listing under the Ramsar Convention.
Ramsar sites are wetlands of international importance listed by Australia under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay site is Victoria’s twelfth Ramsar listed wetland.
The successful nomination follows extensive consultation that included local landholders, government agencies, local organisations such as Nelson Coastcare and Traditional Owners.
The Gunditjmara people - primary guardians and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage of the area - provided information on the area’s cultural values and a statement supporting the Ramsar listing.
As land manager, Parks Victoria believes the international recognition will bring tourism opportunities to the region.
DELWP releases community feedback summary on Anglesea Futures
The Anglesea Futures Summary of Feedback - Draft Land Use Plan and Engagement Report outlines the key areas of interest expressed by the community and stakeholders in relation to future land uses for the area.
Interim horse training licence for Belfast Coastal Reserve extended
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has extended the interim Warrnambool Racing Club licence, which was due to expire today (15 June).
Community survey for public health emergencies
Help DHHS improve how Victorians are warned about emergencies that could affect their health by taking their survey.