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Tree probe

Updated: May 12, 2021

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into the bulldozing of native trees near Korong Vale.


The removal of trees and vegetation was reported to Loddon Shire Council and government departments last week.

The Department of Transport director for Loddon Mallee Melanie Hotton said: ““We’re aware of the removal of trees and other vegetation in Korong Vale and along Boort-Wedderburn Road.”

Council’s director operation Steve Phillips said: “Council is working with several other government authorities in relation to this matter. Council is unable to provide any further comment due to the ongoing investigation.”

Ms Hotton said her department continued to work with the council, DELWP, and North Central Catchment Management Authority “while investigations are underway”.

The landowner told the Loddon Herald he placed importance on compliance and continued to have discussions with relevant authorities.

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