Get Involved

We want your input

Community consultation plays an important role in shaping these projects. We welcome all feedback and suggestions as we go through the formal environmental and cultural assessment process.

Traditional Owners and the broader community are being engaged throughout the process, so these projects not only deliver environmental, socioeconomic and community outcomes, but also respect cultural values.

The format of this engagement depends on COVID-19 restrictions, but proposed activities include face-to-face engagement with key interest groups, community information sessions, community and stakeholder presentations and site visits.

EES and ER engagement

As part of the environment assessment process, we have developed four consultation plans setting out our planned engagement approach and activities.

Download the consultation plan addendum to see specific opportunities to get involved over the next few months across all project sites. This addendum will be updated as needed.

Upcoming events

Meet our roving engagement officer at the following events. Come and say hello and learn more about our projects. All events are dependent on COVID restrictions.

Draft scoping requirements under review by DELWP

The public exhibition of draft scoping requirements closed on 14 May 2021. DELWP is reviewing submissions and will release the final scoping requirements in July.

The draft scoping requirements set out the matters to be investigated and documented in the EES for these sites.

You can view the draft scoping requirements on the Engage Victoria website:

To find out more about the scoping requirement process, read our scoping FAQs:

Visit our project pages to find out more about the proposed work at these sites.

Scoping requirements for Environment Reports do not go through a public consultation process but will be made available online once they are finalised by DELWP. Read more about the environment assessment process across the nine sites.  

More information

For VMFRP questions, email info@vmfrp.vic.gov.au or contact the VMFRP Project Officer Communications and Engagement on 0428 516 233.

For queries that relate to east projects (Guttrum and Benwell State Forests and Gunbower National Park), contact the Senior Engagement Officer at North Central Catchment Management Authority on 0439 554 186.

You can also follow our progress on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

If you want to know more about the EES process, email DELWP’s Impact Assessment Unit at environment.assessment@delwp.vic.gov.au.

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