Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)
Dear Ms Watson
HOLDEN PROVING GROUND
Thank you for your email of 11 June 2020 to the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change about the Holden Proving Ground. As this matter is in my area of responsibility, the Minister has asked that I respond on her behalf.
The process for the Victorian Government to purchase freehold land requires a thorough assessment of the public land and environmental values, the most appropriate protection methods, overall public benefit and cost.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will work with Parks Victoria and Bass Coast Shire Council to discuss options and investigate possible acquisition and protection measures.
If you would like more information about this matter, please call Pat Lambert, Program Manager Land and Built Environment, Gippsland, DELWP, on 0436 619 337 or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for raising this matter with the Minister.
Darrin McKenzie Regional Director Gippsland