Geelong Council pledges improvements, repairs in response to grassland clearing

Date published: 
Wed, 12/01/2010 - 15:30

1 December 2010

The City of Greater Geelong Council approved the construction of a pipeline from the Barwon Prison to Elcho Park. These works resulted in the removal and disturbance of approximately 0.8 hectares of Natural Temperate Grasslands of the Volcanic Plain (NTGVVP) listed as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

On 26 November 2010 the City of Greater Geelong Council entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the department agreeing to pay $131,000+.

In accepting this undertaking, the department took into account City of Greater Geelong Council's commitment to satisfy requirements of the Victorian Native Vegetation Management Framework, and in consultation with the Department of Sustainability and the Environment, valued at $100,000.