Parks Victoria is developing a state-wide Land Management Strategy "to guide and inform future planning and decision-making across the parks estate.” VEFN’s submission noted that while the document is described as mainly for internal use, it is proposed to underpin decision-making. It should therefore be applied transparently, that is, it must be accessible to the community so Parks Victoria is accountable. [...]
Constitutions can be fraught things, though they don’t need to be. They need to answer some important questions about an organisation and our current situation requires that we reconsider and decide these core questions.
We are pleased that the Strengthening Parks review is being undertaken and hope the results will lead to substantial improvements to the operation and future of parks in this state, particularly those managed by Parks Victoria.
The new biodiversity strategy, Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036, is to be commended for its ambition to reverse the continued loss of biodiversity in Victoria, as well as for recognising the historic and contemporary actions that are the cause.