Hearing and understanding the views, experiences, and ideas of Victorians about forests and forest use is important to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) as we reform forest management.

Victorians are informing changes to how forests are managed by sharing their views, experiences, and ideas at workshops, meetings, community drop ins, community events, and online.

Activities that have enabled discussion and input to planning so far include:

The Future of our Forests - 20 December 2018 to 31 March 2019

Victorians were invited to share what they value about our forests and how they use them. Victorians could share their views through an online survey, attending regional workshops or through the Youth Forest Symposium.

The full report on what we heard is available below:

Special Interest Meetings - October 2018

Representatives from the timber industry, environment groups, the scientific community, Local Government and commercial and recreational groups met with staff from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Summaries of key points of discussion:

We value the contribution of Victorians as we work to reform forest management. More opportunities for input to specific aspects of forest management reform are coming up and will be promoted on this website.

Page last updated: 12/12/19