Below is all the reports, resources, and publications that are relevant to the proposed Great Forest National Park. There are both publications about the Great Forest National Park proposal, economic and ecological analyses, as well as supporting documents that relate to subject-matter such as the impact on water or carbon.

Carbon stocks and impacts of disturbance in native eucalypt forest ecosystems in the Central Highlands catchments supplying water to Melbourne
May 2012
Written by Heather Keith, David Lindenmayer, Brendan Mackey, David Blair, Lauren Carter and Lachlan McBurney from The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University
Ecosystem Accounts Report
July 2017
This report presents the Experimental Ecosystem Accounts for the Central Highlands of Victoria.
Ecosystem Fact Sheet
July 2017
A summary of the economic value in Victoria’s Central Highlands.
Exploring Victoria's National Parks
July 2015
A detailed FAQ and resource for exploring Victoria's National Parks
Great Forest National Park - An Economic Boon
February 2017
The Great Forest National Park would be a huge tourism drawcard, creating hundreds of jobs and adding millions of dollars to the local economy.
Great Forest National Park - Summary Report
December 2015
The Great Forest National Park will be to Melbourne what the Blue Mountains and its national parks are to Sydney. The Park will embrace the city of Melbourne, being a natural amphitheatre of hazy blue mountains to the east of the city. The protection of the Central Highlands’ diverse natural and cultural values will provide long deserved and overdue recognition for the forests right on Melbourne’s doorstep.
Great Forest National Park: economic contribution of park establishment, park management, and visitor expenditure
February 2017
Nous Group (Nous) was engaged by The Wilderness Society to undertake a narrowly scoped analysis,
projecting the additional economic activity generated by the Great Forest National Park (GFNP) through
park establishment, park management and potential additional visitor expenditure.
Running Pure: The importance of forest protected areas to drinking water
A research report for the World Bank / WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use. This report represents an early attempt to develop wider arguments for protection, focusing on one narrow but important issue − the potential role of protected areas in helping to maintain water supply to major cities.
Sydney and Melbourne Parks Around Cities Comparison
Sydney has fantastic parks right on its doorstep - think Wollemi and the Blue Mountains. By contrast, Melbourne only has small fragmented places to visit. The Kinglake, Yarra Ranges and Baw Baw National Parks need to be connected to create one great place to visit.


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The traditional custodians of this country include the Bunurong (Boon Wurrung), Gunaikurnai, Taungurung (Daung warring) and Wurundjeri indigenous Australians. We acknowledge this land belongs to the sovereign people of the First Nations. This land was stolen from them and their sovereignty was never ceded. This park conservation plan is subject to ongoing discussions and approvals with relevant clans and corporations and fully supports and recognises all their cultural rights, control and access.


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