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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves


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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves

Submissions Invited

The Draft Report was released on Wednesday 9 October 2019.  Submissions are now invited until Monday 11 November 2019.


In June 2018, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change requested VEAC to undertake an assessment of Victoria's coastal reserves.

The purpose of the assessment is to:

    a)  review the number and types (reservation status) of coastal reserves in Victoria;

    b)  identify reserves with high environmental, cultural heritage, social and economic          values and identify values at risk from the impacts of climate change;

    c)  identify current and emerging uses of the coastal reserves; and 

    d)  compile an inventory, including spatial distribution, of values and uses of the                coastal reserves.

The terms of reference for the assessment are available here.

The Draft Report was released on Wednesday 9 October 2019 and submissions are now invited until Monday 11 November 2019.  The Council will report on the completed assessment in early 2020.

For more information about the submissions process, please see About Submissions link in the navigation panel to the left.

Submissions are due by Monday 11 November 2019.

Maps are available here for each coastal municipality.



You can download the fact sheet on the information sessions and workshops here.

VEAC is holding information sessions on the assessment and draft report as follows:


Wednesday 23 October 2019    2:00pm to 7:00pm

Community Hub (Community Hall), 16 A'Beckett St, Inverloch

Lakes Entrance

Thursday 24 October 2019      2.00pm to 7:00pm

Mechanics Hall, 18 Mechanics St, Lakes Entrance


Monday 28 October 2019, 2pm – 7pm

Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1N Plowman Place, Frankston


Wednesday 30 October 2019   2.00pm to 7:00pm

Pavilion Café - La Bella Function Room, 50 Viaduct Road, Warrnambool


Thursday 31 October 2019       2.00pm to 7.00pm

Geelong West Town Hall, 153 Pakington St, Geelong West

For coastal land managers and anyone with a special interest in coastal reserves there will be a presentation at 2:15pm followed by a workshop discussion addressing key components of the assessment.  From 4:00pm anyone with an interest is invited to drop in to find out more, view maps and other information, and provide input into the assessment.