Rainforest court case set for November

Friday, January 20, 2012

Rainforest National Site of SignificanceEEG has again been forced to sue VicForests in the Supreme Court over their logging of a protected rainforest buffer at Cobb Hill on the Errinundra Plateua.

All National Rainforest Sites of Significance are protected under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

These areas must be protected by law. The case was set to be heard in April but after we discovered many more stands of forest within more nationally significant rainforest sites planned for clearfelling, VicForests asked for more time to deal with our additons to the Statement of Claim. The hearing date has been set for November.

VicForests claims it has no plans to log these areas before November, but if they do, they'll give us two weeks notice.

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