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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves

VEAC was requested by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP to carry out an assessment of Victoria's coastal reserves. The Final Report was submitted to the Minister on 6 March 2020 and publicly released in mid March 2020.

Progress

  • Draft
  • Submissions open
  • In progress
  • Completed

Overview

VEAC was been requested by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio MP to carry out an assessment of Victoria's coastal reserves.

The purpose of the assessment was 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.

A fact sheet providing an overview of the investigation and timelines is available under Additional Resources.

As a first step, the Council is required to publish a definition of coastal reserves to be used in the assessment, including a diagrammatic representation and map of Victoria's coastal reserves.  As part of its assessment, VEAC will produce a draft report and seek public comment on it.  The Council must report on the completed assessment by 6 December 2019.

The assessment and associated inventory will assist the Victorian Government's future planning and decision-making for Victoria's coasts.

Victoria's coastal reserves do not include any Crown land described as a park or marine sanctuary in schedules to the National Parks Act 1975, or the unreserved Crown land that makes up the seabed of Victoria's coastal waters.

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Reports and resources

Title Date Type Filesize
Glenelg Shire0000-00-00Maps1.85 MB
Gabo Island0000-00-00Maps374.74 KB
Queenscliffe Borough0000-00-00Maps816.62 KB
Cardinia Shire0000-00-00Maps826.66 KB
Casey City0000-00-00Maps891.65 KB
Bayside City v.20000-00-00Maps891.80 KB
Warrnambool City0000-00-00Maps921.59 KB
French Island, Sandstone Island0000-00-00Maps1.11 MB
Wyndham City0000-00-00Maps1.23 MB
Corangamite Shire0000-00-00Maps1.28 MB
Frankston City0000-00-00Maps1.35 MB
Hobsons Bay City0000-00-00Maps1.40 MB
Port Phillip City0000-00-00Maps1.44 MB
Surf Coast Shire0000-00-00Maps1.49 MB
Colac-Otway Shire0000-00-00Maps1.51 MB
South Gippsland Shire0000-00-00Maps1.64 MB
Kingston City0000-00-00Maps1.66 MB
Moyne Shire0000-00-00Maps1.73 MB
Bass Coast Shire0000-00-00Maps2.10 MB
Mornington Peninsula Shire0000-00-00Maps2.12 MB
Greater Geelong City0000-00-00Maps2.17 MB
Maribyrnong & Melbourne City0000-00-00Maps2.20 MB
East Gippsland Shire0000-00-00Maps3.62 MB
Wellington Shire0000-00-00Maps5.02 MB
Title Date Type Filesize
Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves - Fact Sheet0000-00-00Fact sheets997.82 KB
Inventory of Coastal Reserves0000-00-00Other2.78 MB
Fact Sheets - Q&As0000-00-00Additional data201.74 KB
Community Information Sessions and Workshops0000-00-00Additional data253.16 KB
Assessment of Victoria’s Coastal Reserves Consultation Summary0000-00-00Consultants' reports1.07 MB
The Coast and the Cadastre - A report for the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council0000-00-00Additional data1.10 MB
Coastal Reserves Inventory: Key datasets and information sources0000-00-00Additional data1.47 MB
Coastal Reserves Inventory: Key datasets and information sources0000-00-00Additional data1.47 MB
Terms of reference0000-00-00Other53.73 KB

Submissions

There was one submission period for the Assessment of Victoria’s Coastal Reserves. The submission period on the draft report commenced on 9 October 2019 and closed on 11 November 2019.

VEAC received 11 submissions with eight received from organisations and three from individuals.

 


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