Phase 1: Initial consulation

Conservation Area Plan: initial consultation

Over the last 12 months, DELWP and the YCACC have been working closely with the community to develop a better understanding about the values within the Conservation Area, what opportunities there are for the future and what the existing threats and issues are.

The plans, which are available to download or view in the slides below, indicate what we have heard from you so far. The comments and ideas we have heard from the community have been divided into the following 4 key themes; Conservation, Recreation and Tourism, Industry and adjacent land use, Threats and Issues. The reason for the themes is to ensure that the new Conservation Area is being created in the context of the broader landscape rather than in isolation. It is also important that the new Conservation Area be used as an opportunity to respond to the existing threats and issues in the landscape in partnership with our neighbours.

We're now asking the community to help us further by filling out the survey below and telling us how you use the Conservation Area and what you think we should be focussing on for the next 10 years.

Responses will be used to create the draft Yellingbo Conservation Area Plan.

Through the process since 2014, this new conservation area has been widely referred to as the Yellingbo Conservation Area but it is important to note that it extends much further than the existing Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve and the township of Yellingbo. There will be a renaming process as part of the second round of consultation.

Haining Farm and the Yellingbo Conservation Area

The agencies that make decisions about public land in the Yellingbo area are working with the public to make decisions on the area's transformation.

The Yellingbo Conservation Area Plan is being prepared to implement the Victorian Government Response to the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council’s Yellingbo Investigation Final Report (March 2014).

The Plan will provide the overall direction about how the Conservation Area will be used and managed in the future. There are many different opportunities for the use and purpose of the Conservation Area and we're asking for your help to identify any additional opportunities.

The Plan will also be used to guide the use and development of the Yellingbo Conservation Area over the next 10 years.

Results: Survey on Yellingbo Conservation Area

Everyone with an interest in the Yellingbo Conservation Area was invited to participate in the below survey, outlining how they use the Yellingbo Conservation Area, and how they would like to see it used in the future. Responses are being carefully considered in developing the draft Yellingbo Conservation Area Plan, which will be released in July.

The results have now been released - thank you to everyone who took part in this survey.

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Would you like to be included on the Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee’s mailing list to be kept informed of progress?
Q1: Which of these statements describes your connection to the Conservation Area? (Tick all that apply): Required
Q2: What are the 3 most important things that establishment of the Conservation Area should do? (Tick 3 only) Required
Q3: What are the 3 biggest issues that establishment of the Conservation Area should focus on? (Tick 3 only) Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to help inform the draft Yellingbo Conservation Area Plan, and to keep you updated on the project if you choose to provide contact details.

The information you provide will be made available to the DELWP/Parks Victoria Yellingbo Conservation Area Project Team to help inform the future of the Yellingbo Conservation Area. Personal details (name/contact details) will not be made public.

You may access the information you have provided to DELWP and Parks Victoria by contacting Victoria Purdue at

Haining Farm

Victorian Government Response and Final Concept Plan

After several months of work and significant community engagement led by the Haining Farm Working Group, the final concept plan for Haining farm has been released.

Thank you to the Haining Farm Working Group for their efforts and time in investigating the options and providing their recommendations, and the broader community for sharing their feedback and helping shape the future use of the site.

Visit the Haining Farm Engage Victoria page to read more about the Haining Farm engagement process, outcomes, implementation, and community updates.