Landscape 3 - Southern Mountain Valley

Revision of feedback is now underway

Public consultation for the draft North East RCS has closed

Vision

Locally supported and connected communities stewarding the environment alongside sustainable agriculture and recreation

Introduction

An area that features valleys surrounded by forested mountains. The area is a hotspot for recreational fishing, camping and water sports and supports large grazing operations around Omeo and Benambra.

Unlike other areas in north east Victoria, this landscape has a social gravity linked with Gippsland. The area has an ageing population, is experiencing population decline and has low economic diversity with a high dependence on agriculture.

The main regional town is Omeo, with many other small towns and localities, such as Benambra, across the landscape.

Figure 1. Landscape 3 – Southern Mountain Valley map and location.