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MEDIA RELEASE VicForests avoids Supreme Court - agrees not to log rainforest sites Wednesday 21st November 2012

In an out of court settlement – VicForests has today avoided being taken to the Supreme Court a third time by environment groups.  This follows the case against VicForests coming to an agreed end in the Supreme Court today.

VicForests agreed to protect 9 areas in nationally significant rainforest sites in East Gippsland. 

“The out of court settlement means that VicForests agreed to no logging at three forest areas and to modify their logging boundaries in another six Rainforests Sites of National Significance”, said Jill Redwood.

“Environment East Gippsland believes that the State government through the Department of Sustainability & Environment should have protected all Rainforest Sites of National Significance by their inclusion in the reserve system.  They continue to fail to do so.  They have failed to provide that basic protection for nationally significant rainforest sites.  We believe that the law requires them to do so and that none of the sites should be on the logging schedule,” Ms Redwood said.

The fight against Department of Sustainability & Environment for not protecting all Rainforest Sites of National Significance continues in the Supreme Court next week.

For comment:  Jill Redwood (03) 5154 0145

So much news happening lately – trying to get the next update out but this one couldn’t wait!

Check our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentEastGippsland

or website http://www.eastgippsland.net.au for other updates.

Looks like we could be in the Supreme Court with the DSE in the witness box on Monday 26th.

Jill

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Jill Redwood

Coordinator

Environment East Gippsland Inc

Locked Bag 3

ORBOST Vic 3888

(03) 5154 0145

www.eastgippsland.net.au

EAST GIPPSLAND - our breathing space

In an out of court settlement – VicForests has today avoided being taken to the Supreme Court a third time by environment groups.  This follows the case against VicForests coming to an agreed end in the Supreme Court today.

VicForests agreed to protect 9 areas in nationally significant rainforest sites in East Gippsland. 

“The out of court settlement means that VicForests agreed to no logging at three forest areas and to modify their logging boundaries in another six Rainforests Sites of National Significance”, said Jill Redwood.

“Environment East Gippsland believes that the State government through the Department of Sustainability & Environment should have protected all Rainforest Sites of National Significance by their inclusion in the reserve system.  They continue to fail to do so.  They have failed to provide that basic protection for nationally significant rainforest sites.  We believe that the law requires them to do so and that none of the sites should be on the logging schedule,” Ms Redwood said.

The fight against Department of Sustainability & Environment for not protecting all Rainforest Sites of National Significance continues in the Supreme Court next week.

For comment:  Jill Redwood (03) 5154 0145

So much news happening lately – trying to get the next update out but this one couldn’t wait!

Check our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentEastGippsland

or website http://www.eastgippsland.net.au for other updates.

Looks like we could be in the Supreme Court with the DSE in the witness box on Monday 26th.

Jill

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Jill Redwood

Coordinator

Environment East Gippsland Inc

Locked Bag 3

ORBOST Vic 3888

(03) 5154 0145

www.eastgippsland.net.au

EAST GIPPSLAND - our breathing space