Haining Farm Precinct Plan
In 2013, the Victorian Environment Assessment Council (VEAC) published a report into the values contained on public land within the Yellingbo Investigation Area, of which Haining Farm lies. The VEAC report identified Haining Farm as a prime site to create habitat to support the Helmeted Honeyeater and lowland Leadbeater’s Possum.
Planning is currently underway to extend the Yellingbo Conservation Area into an area which includes Haining Farm. The first stage of planning involves a community led process to assess and manage bushfire risk in the area. This bushfire risk assessment will consider all risk factors, and develop specific bushfire management recommendations and strategies to ensure bushfire risk in the area is managed effectively.
The initial focus of this work is on the Don Valley area and Haining Farm. This will be followed by further bushfire planning work covering the broader Yellingbo Conservation Area. This will also include community engagement and consultation.
Information on the first stage of planning is available at www.bushfireplanning.net. Opportunities or public engagement and feedback on potential recreation, revegetation and education opportunities at Haining Farm will open later in 2017.