We need much greater oversight of how VicRoads manages our road network as it relates to remnant vegetation.
In the short term we need the roads minister, Luke Donnellan, to intervene and ensure all current plans for clearing of any scale are put on hold while there is a review to ensure that these works cause the least environmental damage. VicRoads should be required to prove that it has minimised the removal of vegetation in each case.
Over time we will also be looking at road management by other managers, including other government departments and local councils.
There is also the need to educate the broader community about the environmental values of many of our roadsides.
There will be action alerts posted here shortly.