A 1,200 hectare Grassy Eucalypt Woodland (GEW) Protected Area will be established to mitigate the potential impacts of urban development on these woodlands in Melbourne’s growth corridors. The Strategy for establishing a Grassy Eucalypt Woodland Protected Area is the overarching framework to guide its establishment.
The GEW Protected Area will be located in the GEW investigation area that covers an area of land outside the Urban Growth Boundary, north of Melbourne. It will be secured through voluntary means, using a multi-tenure approach to land protection through either Crown land reserves or negotiated on-title land management agreements on private land.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will deliver this strategy in partnership with the Wurundjeri-Woi-wurrung Traditional Owners of the land the GEW investigation area covers and in collaboration with Trust for Nature.
A range of stakeholders were engaged in the development of this strategy. These are: City of Whittlesea, Hume City Council, Darebin Creek Management Committee, Merri Creek Management Committee, Friends of Darebin Creek, Friends of Merri Creek, Trust for Nature, Parks Victoria, Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, and Melbourne Water.
Page last updated: 30/04/21