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World renowned garden on the way to Olinda

A stunning Chelsea Flower Show winning garden is coming to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.

Citizen Science program to help record biodiversity

To celebrate Citizen Science Month this April, Parks Victoria is encouraging people to help protect our state’s special places by joining the new Data Discovery Program in their local parks.

Raymond Island walking track upgrade underway

Visitors to Raymond Island, on Tatungalung Country near Paynesville, will soon be able to enjoy better understanding of Aboriginal culture together with improved access tracks amongst the native flora and fauna, thanks to a joint project between Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and Parks Victoria.

Main Yarra Trail ramping up at Gipps Street

Plans are progressing to create an accessible walkway and cycle path at Gipps Street in inner-east Melbourne, with Parks Victoria requesting tenders for construction of this major upgrade on the Main Yarra Trail.

Dumped oil puts plants and animals at risk

An investigation is in progress after a large amount of waste oil was illegally dumped inside a national park outside Bendigo.

Fishers prosecuted for driving on beaches

Visitors to Victoria’s coastal parks and beaches are urged to only drive on legal roads and tracks to avoid damaging coastal dune environments after six fishermen were prosecuted for driving onto the beach at Discovery Bay Coastal Park.

Operations target illegal firewood harvesting and off-road vehicle use

Parks Victoria will lead two compliance operations in Northern Victoria targeting illegal firewood theft and off-road vehicle use this autumn and winter.

Work underway on new St Kilda Pier

Site set-up has begun ahead of major works on the new $53 million St Kilda Pier following extensive planning and community consultation.

Track clearing helps honour legendary horseman

Parks Victoria’s bushfire recovery crews are hard at work clearing Harrington’s Bridle Track near Corryong in preparation for this year’s Man from Snowy River Bush Festival.

Plan ahead to visit the Twelve Apostles this summer

Visitors to the Twelve Apostles during the Christmas/New Year, Australia Day and Easter periods are encouraged to pack their summer smarts and plan ahead, with increased traffic expected around the popular destination.

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