The June and October 2021 storms impacted more than 45,000 hectares of forest and 1,500 km of the main road network managed by DEECA in the Wombat State Forest.

Storm damaged trees on a road at Wombat State Forest

So far:

  • 1,200km of roads and tracks within the Wombat and Cobaw State Forests has been cleared.
  • All strategic fire access roads were opened in time for the 2021 Fire Danger Period.
  • Arborists have completed public safety works at 10 recreation sites across the region.
  • Our crews are working hard to assess and treat hazardous trees along walking tracks.
  • Work is also taking place to restore habitat for endangered species also impacted by the storms.
  • 200 hollows have been carved into trees to increase habitat for greater glider, brush-tail phascogale and the red-browed tree creeper.
  • More traditional nesting boxes are also being installed in the Moorabool, Hepburn and Macedon areas.
  • FFMVic is resuming the massive job of managing fire risk on public land after the storms in June and October 2021.
  • While rain and flooding has limited access in some forests and parks – others have been less affected by the recent weather. In all cases debris works will not start until it is safe to do so.
  • Public safety is our number one priority while these critical recovery works are being conducted.

Find out more about the works to clean up the storm debris in these locations by clicking on the the interactive map below.

The pins on the map show you:

  • roadside works in purple
  • broadacre works in orange.

If you zoom in, you will see the hatched area and the boundary of each treatment site.

Clicking on a pin or a hatched area, will provide you with information about a site, including:

  • a unique site number
  • the name of the location of where works are taking place, usually relating to a road or track
  • which organisation they are being done for, usually DEECAand sometimes on behalf of a land manager
  • a description of the status of the works, with an estimated start or finish date for the works (if available).

Please note that the hatched area on the map is the total site area. The area that timber is being removed from is generally only part of the site area.

The maps will be updated as value checks are finalised and assessed in the field.

Public Safety Zones will be put in place prior to the works commencing on any site. This means that access will be restricted, ensuring everyone’s safety while heavy machinery is in the area. It is an offence to enter a Public Safety Zone.

Page last updated: 29/02/24