Last week the Government said that it “supports in principle” the recommendation of the Victorian Environment Assessment Council that within the next 10 years, 75% of riparian crown land should be managed primarily for biodiversity and water quality. They had better get cracking then! To see what the Government said in full check out recommendation 9.
Riparian public land
That within ten years, at least 75 percent of public stream frontages abutting private land be managed, under grazing license or other arrangements, primarily for biodiversity and water quality by undertaking:
a) fencing to control stock grazing, where appropriate;
b) re-vegetation and habitat restoration of cleared frontages;
and through measures such as incentives including those for reviewing Crown land licenses and converting to conservation license.
For the full document: http://www.veac.vic.gov.au/