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COUNCIL SEEKS COMMUNITY HELP TO INVESTIGATE INVERLEIGH TREE VANDALISM

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Date: 
Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 9:45am
Category: 
Environment
Town: 
Inverleigh

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, a number of long-established native trees were cut down illegally from within the Inverleigh Barwon River Reserve, one of the Shire’s most significant biodiversity corridors. 

This is the third incident where vegetation has been removed from this reserve in the last three years—this is unfair to the residents of Inverleigh, and particularly sad for local environmentalists. 

In addition to the Reserve’s significance as a biodiversity passage, this space represents an important passive recreation space for residents. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Council now seeks information from community members relating to this incident, and encourages residents, who have information about this unfortunate act of vandalism, to come forward. Your information can help prevent further unnecessary damage to our communities.

Residents with information regarding this incident, or previous incidents within the Inverleigh Common are encouraged to contact Council’s Investigations Officer on 5220 7111. 

NEXT STEPS FOR COUNCIL

Council will investigate this incident and appreciates any information the community can provide. 

In the future, as a result of ongoing vandalism, Council will need to consider a range of land management strategies to prevent further environmental damage within this reserve.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 9:54am

 

Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.