Important facts about the proposed Great Forest National Park
- A proposal by advocates who want to lock up 355,000 hectares of public land in Victoria’s northeast, prohibiting current activities enjoyed by hunters, anglers and recreational outdoor enthusiasts.
- Would shut down a sustainable timber industry, putting hundreds of Victorians out of work.
- Under a national parks system, Parks Victoria would become the agency responsible for maintaining more than double the property it already struggles to maintain due to budget cuts.
- A lack of appropriate maintenance and prohibited hunting use would create unacceptable risks to environment and communities due to increased bushfire danger and feral animal destruction.
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