Land

Revision of feedback is now underway

Public consultation for the draft North East RCS has closed

Vision

A diversity of healthy, liveable and productive landscapes managed sustainably

Introduction

The distinctive and attractive landscape features of north east Victoria, including the diversity of landforms, soils, topography and associated climate, support a variety of land uses and a growing urban population in the region.

The diverse landscapes, fertile valleys, productive agriculture and moderate climate are some of the reasons why people love north east Victoria and why they choose to live and/or visit.

Facts

  • Approximately 1.2 million hectares of land is under public land tenure (55% of the region). This is set aside for conservation, recreation and other forest values.
  • 2,415 private rural land holdings including agricultural-based enterprises and lifestyle properties.
  • Wodonga is one of the top five fastest growing regional cities in Victoria.
  • Structural dwellings across the region are forecast to increase by between 9% and 36% between 2016 and 2036 depending on the local government area.
  • Many families have a long history of managing land and along with other members of the community are actively involved in stewarding land through a variety of programs and organisations e.g. Landcare.
  • For thousands of years, the land has been cared for by Traditional Owners/First Nations Peoples.
  • The region contributes approximately $5.55 billion in Gross Regional Product, approximately 6.2% of regional Victoria’s total.[4]