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A new national park

Three new national parks will be created following the Victorian Government's tabling of its response to the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s Central...

Forests and parks remain closed to visitors

Following the severe weather and storm event last week, the Wombat State Forest, the northern part of Lerderderg State Park, Macedon Regional...

Forest frustration

More than 40 state, national and international groups are calling on the state government to accept recommendations for new national parks in the state’s...

Exploration shock – Residents protest gold drilling in the Wombat

Blackwood residents protested in the Wombat State Forest last week after they discovered mining company Currawong Resources had begun exploratory drilling for gold. Residents said...

A win for conservation – National Park recommended for the Wombat Forest

A Wombat-Lerderderg National Park and Cobaw Conservation Park will be created if the state government accepts recommendations released by the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council...
Reckless first-time campers are given a serious talking to by local fire brigades.

Reckless ignorance

Local fire brigades were left in disbelief when they discovered a group of campers in the Wombat State Forest had lit a potentially disastrous...
More than 60 local people gather in a cool wet gully to show their support for all the endangered species that exist in the Wombat Forest. They support the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council's proposal for a combination of regional, national and conservation parks in the area. Photo: Sandy Scheltema

Forest fears furore

With less than a fortnight before the state election, a fight has erupted over a plan to reclassify the Wombat State Forest as a...
Mr Trent Nelson Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation Traditional Owner conducts a Welcome to Country ceremony with VEAC Council members Dr Charles Meredith, Dr Geoffrey Wescott and Ms Joanne Duncan (left to right) at Mount Franklin.

Higher status for forests

Greater conservation protection for the Cobaw and Wombat State Forests has been proposed following the completion of an investigation into significant areas of native...

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Radio 88fm to feature

Castlemaine-based seniors radio station Radio 88fm is once again being featured as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival program.

C-DOC this weekend