19 September, 2011

Toolangi forest logging halted until 2012

Emily Webb
Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader, 19 September 2011

A HALT on logging in a Toolangi forest has been extended until February, 2012.

The Supreme Court today extended the injunction to stop logging in Sylvia Creek forest near Toolangi after VicForests agreed to the moratorium.

Healesville-based conservation group My Environment Inc has challenged the legality of VicForests logging operation on the grounds that the area is habitat for the endangered Leadbeater’s possum.

The full court hearing is now scheduled for February 6, 2012.

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