FriendsNET #116 May 2022
FriendsNET#116 May 2022 has finally arrived! Download the latest edition here. In this edition you will find a number of articles of interest: From the Convenor's corner including VEFN's Strategic Plan. Support for environment languishes in [...]
FriendsNET #115 November 2021
FriendsNET_115_November_2021.03 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Nina Earl is Best Friend 2021. Friends of Terrick Terrick NP win $20,000 Minister’s Award. First Friends of Dandenong Creek win Premier’s Sustainability Award. [...]
FriendsNET #114 August 2021
FriendsNET_114_August_2021.01 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Message from VEFN's Convenor. Vale Don Marsh 1934 - 2021 Win for Altona's Ajax Road grassland. Friends of Cornish Hill - I care for [...]
FriendsNET #113 May 2021
FriendsNET_113_May_2021.03 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Victorian Landcare Grants 2021 open for application. Best Friend Awards 2021 nominations open. Victorian Government continues to stall on VEAC Central West recommendations. Win for Westernport [...]
FriendsNET #112 December 2020
FriendsNET_112_Dec_2020.01 (1) In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Best Friend Awards 2020. Ribbons of History - environmental volunteer groups fight to save roadside trees. Saving Lake Knox from developers. Victorian Environment [...]
FriendsNET #111 June 2020
FriendsNET_111_June_2020 In this edition you will find many articles of interest; Mineral exploration expands in Wombat State Forest Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants close 20 July. VAGO report on Victoria's failure to protect grasslands. Inquiry into [...]
Reports & Submissions
PV Volunteer Manual – Where to next?
In July 2022, Parks Victoria and the VEFN conducted two workshops (face-to-face and online) to address the concerns of Friend Groups with the Parks Victoria Volunteer Manual. The workshops were facilitated and enabled everyone [...]
Advocacy in Action
Advocacy in Action: Parks Victoria Volunteer Manual Behind the scenes, VEFN committee members have been working on your behalf to address key issues in the Parks Victoria Volunteer Manual which was [...]
Parks Victoria Land Management Strategy
Parks Victoria is developing a state-wide Land Management Strategy "to guide and inform future planning and decision-making across the parks estate.” VEFN’s submission noted that while the document is described as mainly for internal use, it [...]
Proposed Changes to Our Constitution
Constitutions can be fraught things, though they don’t need to be. They need to answer some important questions about an organisation and our current situation requires that we reconsider and decide these core questions.
Strengthening Parks Discussion Paper
We are pleased that the Strengthening Parks review is being undertaken and hope the results will lead to substantial improvements to the operation and future of parks in this state, particularly those managed by Parks Victoria.
Victoria’s New Biodiversity Strategy: Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2036
The new biodiversity strategy, Protecting Victoria's Environment – Biodiversity 2036, is to be commended for its ambition to reverse the continued loss of biodiversity in Victoria, as well as for recognising the historic and contemporary actions that are the cause.