Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry Into Ramsar Wetlands – public comments close Friday 29 November

Public submissions to the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into Ramsar wetland sites must be made by Friday 29 November.

Public comments can be made here. 

You may also submit your comments and concerns to the Committee via this link.

 

Public hearings will be also held in Melbourne, Chelsea Heights and Sale:

Monday 2 December 2019 – Parliament of Victoria, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne

Tuesday 3 December 2019 – Edithvale-Seaford Wetland Education Centre, 278 Edithvale Road, Chelsea Heights

Wednesday 4 December 2019 – Port of Sale (Wellington Centre), 70 Foster Street, Sale

See more information here.

 

The Victorian Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee has commenced a public inquiry that will investigate the response to an Auditor-General’s report on Victoria’s wetlands.

The audit report, released in 2016, examined whether Victoria was meeting its obligations to protect wetlands under the international Ramsar Convention.

Victoria’s wetlands are a critical part of our state’s natural environment.

The Auditor-General wanted to know that they are well-managed and that international obligations in relation to their conservation were being met.

The Auditor-General concluded that general management of Ramsar wetland sites needed to improve for Victoria to effectively meet its obligations.

 

Save Westernport encourages all Victorians to have their say on Ramsar wetlands and voice their concerns by making a submission to this inquiry.