001. cmKy Helmeted Honeyeater Lichenostomus melanops cassidix crimson (cmKy) Blue site YNCR 2014-1205 1.0 (image B.Tardif)

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VEAC Extents

In 2011 the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) investigated public land in the Yellingbo Investigation Area at the request of the Victorian Government. The investigation focused on Yellingbo’s unique biodiversity and ecological values, and the imperative to conserve and enhance many threatened species including Victoria's state emblems the Helmeted Honeyeater and Lowland Leadbeaters Possum.

In July 2013, after consultation with a Community Reference group, VEAC produced the Yellingbo Investigation Final Report. In March the Government released their response to the VEAC Final report endorsing the recommendations and the Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee (YCACC) was established in December 2015.

YCACC is responsible for overseeing and coordinating land management for nature conservation in the Yellingbo Conservation Area, increasing the profile of the biodiversity and ecological values of the area and improving their protection. The committee will provide a first point of contact for stakeholders and the community about the Yellingbo Conservation Area and will communicate with the community through each step of the process.