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Marine Investigation

Final Report

The Final Report on VEAC's Marine Investigation was publicly released on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

The Final Report on VEAC's Marine Investigation was submitted to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change on 30 April 2014 and publicly released on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

The Minister requested VEAC to investigate the outcomes of the establishment of Victoria's existing marine protected areas.  The Terms of Reference are available here. The Marine Investigation included three public submission periods with a final report provided to the Minister in April 2014.

The first submission period closed in June 2012.  The submissions assisted in developing the Discussion Paper which was released for public comment on Tuesday 13 November 2012.  Submissions in response to the discussion paper closed in early 2013.  These submissions helped to inform the Draft Proposals Paper released in November 2013.

Investigation Area

The investigation covered the 13 marine national parks, 11 marine sanctuaries, and 6 marine parks, marine reserves or marine and coastal parks established under schedules seven, eight and four respectively of the National Parks Act 1975.

The map of the investigation area can be downloaded here.