Have Your Say On The Future Of Victoria’s Parks

The Victorian Government has launched a new Parks Victoria Land Management Strategy (LMS) and is inviting Victorians to give feedback on how our parks will be managed into the future.

The draft Land Management Strategy (LMS) is a state-wide document that sets out long-term strategies for the protection, management and use of Parks Victoria land for the next decade.

The LMS will help Parks Victoria respond to the complex social, cultural and environmental challenges, including working alongside Traditional Owners, increasing demand for visitor experiences, a growing population and climate change.

Once finalised, the Land Management Strategy will be an important guide for developing and reviewing park management plans and set out priorities for partners, stakeholders and community.

Along with the draft LMS, Parks Victoria has developed a draft Outcomes Reporting Framework providing clear measures to track the strategy’s implementation over time.

Parks Victoria, with DELWP, supported the development of the Cultural Landscapes Strategy facilitated by the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations. The objectives identified in the Cultural Landscapes Strategy will complement the outcomes and priorities of the LMS.

People can share their feedback online and read the draft LMS and the draft Outcomes Reporting Framework via Engage Victoria at engage.vic.gov.au/lms.

Consultation on the draft strategy is open from 16 September until 17 October 2021.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“This is a significant opportunity for the Victorian community to have their say and make sure our parks are healthy and resilient for future generations.”

The Strategy is about long-term outcomes – setting out how we restore and protect our parks and support sustainable tourism, particularly in regional Victoria.”