A hunting lodge is to reopen in north-west Victoria after more than 20 years closed.
The North West Lodge, which closed in the early 2000s, reopened in March after a four-year-long planning and development process.
Key points:The lodge was used by hunters and trappers for about 15 years before it was closed in 2000A former hunting lodge on the Sunshine Coast was closed to hunters and wildlife trappers after its lease expired”The North Western Lodge will reopen as a hunting lodge and the trappers can come back as they wish, they can come to the lodge as they like,” said South West Council regional development manager Greg Wood.
Mr Wood said the lodge had been “in the process of decommissioning” but had not been “completely closed off”.
“We’ve had some problems with the trapper groups and that’s been a part of it as well,” he said.
“It’s not just about getting the traps out of there.
It’s also about getting hunters and hunters and fishers back into the area and in the area that has historically been hunting ground.”‘
We are very much in need of an environment that will encourage hunting’Mr Wood also thanked local residents for their support.
“I think that’s a great outcome,” he told 7.30.
“People have been very supportive and I’m glad to hear that from them.”
The people in the community, they’ve done a fantastic job.
They have helped us out tremendously.
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