In partnership with Traditional Owner groups, Parks Victoria is preparing a new management plan for the Gariwerd landscape, an area that covers the Grampians National Park and adjacent parks and reserves.

The new management plan (the plan) will underpin strategic planning for the Gariwerd landscape over the next 15 years to ensure that precious environmental and cultural values of this iconic landscape are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

The scope of this project includes environmental conservation, cultural heritage and protection of Aboriginal rock art, recreational activities, tourism opportunities, safety and visitor experience.

Discussion papers have been prepared on a range of management topics. These can be downloaded from the background information section on this page.

The first round of engagement closed on Sunday 6, October. Parks Victoria thanks everyone who took the time to contribute their feedback and ideas to the future plan.

Consultation summary report from first round of engagement

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the consultation activities, participants and findings. This report has been prepared by Parks Victoria.

All feedback and ideas presented in this report were collected at consultation activities or online via Engage Victoria. All input has been considered equally.

This consultation process and summary report were independently peer reviewed, the findings are included below.

Engagement events for the first round of engagement

As part of the first round of engagement, Parks Victoria held 12 engagement events about the Greater Gariwerd (Grampians) Landscape Management Plan.

Six community workshops and a drop-in were held in the following locations:

  • Halls Gap workshop, Thurs, 5 September 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Laharum workshop, Tues 10 September 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
  • North Melbourne workshop, Thurs 12 September 2019, 6.00-8.00pm
  • Halls Gap drop-in, Tues 17 September 2019, 12.00-3.00pm
  • Dunkeld workshop, Tues 17 September 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
  • North Melbourne workshop, Thurs 19 September 2019, 6.00-8.00pm
  • North Melbourne workshop, Wednesday 25 September 2019, 6.00-8.00pm

In addition to the workshops a series of ‘listening posts’ (small staffed stalls for short conversations) were also be held to ensure that we hear from a range of views. The times and locations were:

  • Moyston General Store, Friday 6 September 2019, 8.30am - 10.30am
  • The Giant Koala Dadswell Bridge, Wednesday 11 September 2019, 8.30 - 10.30am
  • The Dunkeld General Store, Wednesday 11 September 2019, 8.30 - 10.30am
  • The Bridge Café Cavendish, Wednesday 18 September 2019, 12.30 - 2.30pm
  • Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre, Sunday 22 September 2019, 10am - 12pm

You can view the presentations from the workshops on the right hand side of this page.

If you could not attend a workshop, you can provide your feedback and ideas for the Landscape Management Plan online

Please provide you feedback and ideas for the future management of the landscape. The questions here reflect the questions being asked in the workshop.
What is your relationship to the landscape? Required
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What do you love to do in the landscape?
How satisfied are you with how the landscape is currently managed? Required

Understanding what your current levels of satisfaction are with different management themes, will help us understand where we are doing well and the key areas for improvement in the future.

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Environmental conservation
Support for recreational opportunities
Visitor activities, facilities and access
Recognition and protection of cultural heritage (pre and post-colonial)
Emergency management (fires, floods, landslides, droughts)
Benefits beyond the parks (economy, water, biodiversity, pest control)

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