We wish to acknowledge The Wurundjeri People, the traditional custodians of our region, and all Aboriginal Elders, past and present.


A new film reveals unseen footage of coal, corruption and community resistance of one of Australia’s most controversial mining projects – Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine in the Leard State Forest.Read more

Abolish Failed Forest Deals

Regional Forest Agreements Should End When They Expire If Not Before For nearly 20 years native forest logging in Victoria, Tasmania, NSW and WA has received special treatment under commonwealth environmental laws. Read more →


The next trail for this bi yearly event from Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI) will begin in Toolangi and finish at Wirrawilla. This community walk will be led by Evelyn Feller on Sunday May 22, meeting at the Forest Discovery Centre by 10am where we learn more about the future of the new management of this valuable community resource. Read more →

An Afternoon of Free Films

HEWI invites you to share and discuss a stimulating double bill on current issues “The Case for Optimism on Climate Change”is a new TED Talk from Al Gore,presented withthe same humour and humanity that he conveyed in ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. This short presentation uses up-to-the-minute examples from around the globe and conveys Gore’s reasons for optimism that the world can… Read more →