Facilities & Services
- Environment & Waste
- Landfills and Transfer Stations
- Kerbside Bin Collections
- Towong Shire Council Roadside Weed and Pest Management Plan
- Roadside Management
- Regional Waste Plan Consultation
- Victorian Energy Compare
- Septic Tanks
- Environmental Sustainability
- Tree Management Plan
- Hardwaste and Greenwaste Collections
- Collection of Firewood
- Managing Farm Waste
- Water and Sewerage
- Wild Dog Management
- Forestry Management
- Report Illegal Environmental Pollution
- Community & Health
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- Other Facilities & Infrastructure
Towong Shire Forestry OfficerÂ
Towong Shireâ€™s Forestry Officer is David Buntine.Â The Shire has significant pine plantations and the main responsibility of the Forestry Officer is to ensure environmental compliance with the Code of Forest Practice in forestry operations that are occuring on private land within the Shire. This work involves inspection and auditing of forest operations and liaising with the forest owners and the local community. Other duties include the control of blackberries along the Shireâ€™s local roads and representation on the local blackberry action groups.
The Department of Sustainability and Environment is responsible for the public forests in the North East Region. A copy of their Forest Management Plan can be found via the DSE website.
The Towong Shire Plantations Committee meets twice yearly and provides a forum whereby:
- Forestry related community issues are raised and discussed between plantation owners and community representatives;Â
- Plantation owners and managers discuss issues that are relevant to the growing and marketing of the plantation timbers;
- Reports are received from major plantation owners;
- The Towong Council Forestry Officer's report is received;
- The Blackberry Action Group report is received; and
- Plantation topics of current interest are discussed and may be included in a field visit.
If you would like to know more about the Plantations Committee, please contact David Buntine on (02) 6071 5100.