There is a Long History
of Community Concern regarding logging in Otway Water Supply Catchments.
For the past twenty years there
has been considerable public concern regarding the impact Clearfell Logging
has on the quantity and quality of water. Past community concern has pushed
the State Government into conducting numerous inquiries and research projects.
- 1982 Interdepartmental Task
Force Inquiry into "Pulpwood Harvesting for Woodchips in the
- 1985 Farrell Novotony water
quality studies for the West Barwon, West Barham (not published) and
Porcupine Creek (not completed)
- 1986 logging suspended in
Apollo Bay Water Supply after Community Concern
- 1988 Silvicultural Systems
Project hydrology research into impacts of logging on water yield (terminated
in 1994, not completed)
- 1988 Ray Moran Otway water
yield modelling, "The effects of timber harvesting operations
of Streamflows in the Otway Ranges"
- 1992 Otway Forest Management