The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is developing a strategic master plan to guide investment into upgrade works planned for the Buckland Valley State Forest in North East Victoria.   

As part of the project DELWP is seeking community consultation on the master plan ahead of the upgrade works, which will be funded with $250,000 from Victoria’s Great Outdoors program.   

“The master plan will outline what improvements are undertaken and designed to ensure our visitor sites through the valley are safe, accessible and inclusive for all visitors” Aaron Kennedy, Director Forest and Fire Operations, Hume Region, said.   

“The Buckland is a beautiful valley, and thousands of visitors enjoy this area all year round.   

“We would really like to hear from campers and people who have visited the valley, and to hear what they feel is needed to improve their experience when visiting.   

“This project will see camping and visitor sites within the Buckland Valley State Forest upgraded to encourage more people to explore and enjoy the area.   

“As more and more people visit our forests, it’s important we upgrade facilities so that they can fully appreciate some of Victoria’s most beautiful natural environments.”   

For more information and to provide input into the Buckland Valley master plan visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/buckland-valley-state-forest-recreation-master-plan   

This project is being delivered by DELWP as part of the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program focusing on giving people more opportunities to enjoy the beautiful scenery that regional Victoria has to offer.    

Luke Morrison |  Media and Communications Advisor | Hume Region

Forest, Fire and Regions | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning