copies of the survey reports and instructions to surveyors for the Forest Survey Protection program for coupe number 309-506-0004

Dear Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning,

For coupe number 309-506-0004 I request copies of detailed reports for surveys carried out under the Forest Survey Protection program;

- the Spotlight and Call Back survey.
- the CHASS survey.
- the Flora survey.

The above reports should include dates and times surveyed, number of people surveying, transects surveyed, area under investigation, or area of interest and any other relevant details.

I also request copies of the scope of the above surveys and specific instructions to the surveyors engaged to carry out the above surveys.

These surveys were carried out during 2019 and are reported in the Forest Survey Protection Program website map linked here https://maps.ffm.vic.gov.au/ForestProtec...

Yours faithfully,

Sue McKinnon

Roopinder K Dhillon (DELWP),

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Dear Ms Mckinnon,

 

I refer to your request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (FOI Act), dated , received by the Department of Environment, Land,
Water and Planning (the department) on 20 April 2020, seeking access to: 

 

For coupe number 309-506-0004 I request copies of detailed reports for
surveys carried out under the Forest Survey Protection program;

 

- the Spotlight and Call Back survey.

- the CHASS survey.

- the Flora survey.

 

 

I also request copies of the scope of the above surveys and specific
instructions to the surveyors engaged to carry out the above surveys.

 

Your request is currently invalid. Section 17 of the FOI Act requires
payment of an application fee of $29.60.  

 

This fee may only be waived if payment would cause hardship to the
applicant. If you believe that payment of the application fee will cause
you financial hardship, you may request a waiver. This request must be
accompanied by suitable evidence of hardship, such as a copy of a pension
or Centrelink benefit card.  

 

You should note that access charges for things such as search time and
photocopying will also apply to your request. These cannot be waived on
the basis of hardship however. 

 

If you wish to proceed with your request, please forward payment of
$29.60.  A payment form is enclosed. Alternatively, if you seek a waiver
please provide reasons and supporting documentation.

 

If you have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

Roopinder Dhillon | Senior FOI Officer, FOI & Privacy |Legal and
Governance
Corporate Services | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

T: 03 7022 6535 | E: [1][email address]

 

Please note I do not work on Wednesdays. 

 

In line with the Department’s Covid-19 response, I am currently working
remotely.

Your patience is appreciated at this time. Please contact me via [2]email
where possible.

 

 

 

 

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