22 February 2018 - Haining Farm is entering the second phase of the redevelopment process
A newly constituted Working Group for the Haining Farm Redevelopment Project is moving forward with design and works planning at Haining Farm as the implementation stage begins. Haining Farm will see increased community access for recreation and education; and will provide habitat for the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater and Lowland Leadbeater's Possum. See the Engage Victoria website for more details.
As the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley are located in one of the most fire prone regions in Victoria, an integrated approach to fire risk management has been developed from long experience and considerable expertise across National, State and Local agencies. The specific role of many of these agencies is outlined in this document with links to relevant websites that detail specific fire plans and advice for the development of individual resident fire plans and preparation. Also included is a brief description of the longer term YCA bushfire risk assessment and management project.
The Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee is pleased to release it's first in a series of Newsletters over the coming years. The Newsletters are designed to give an overview of progress in the implementation of the Victorian Environment Assessment Council's (VEAC) recommendations after investigation into biodiversity on public land in the Yellingbo Investigation Area. The recommendations have been accepted and endorsed by both the current and previous governments of Victoria
Yarra Ranges Shire Council are seeking an expression of interest for an exiting and unique opportunity to fill a vacancy as a volunteer community representative to take part in the Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee.
Two community drop in sessions will be held in September to discuss the future management of the Yellingbo Conservation Area and the impact on grazing licences. Staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Country Fire Authority and the Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee will be there to answer your questions.
“ Pumping infrastructure may be allowed to remain on Crown Land. This will be assessed on a case by case basis. The retention of private assets on Crown Land will only apply to pumping infrastructure to ensure stock watering. All other infrastructure must be removed from Crown Land.
On 20/7/6 YCACC Website went live, providing information on the implementation of VEAC's recommendations relating to the Yellingbo Investigation Area.