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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves

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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves

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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves

Final Report

The report on VEAC's Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves was submitted to the Minister on 6 March 2020 and has now been publicly released. 

In June 2018, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change requested VEAC to carry out 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 focus of the assessment is on collation and analysis of information to assist the government’s future planning and decision making for the Victorian coast. The scope of the assessment does not include recommending changes to the current uses of coastal reserves.

The full terms of reference are available here.

A draft report was released for public comment in October 2019.

 

The Final Report was submitted to the Minister on 6 March 2020 and publicly released in mid March 2020. 

 

Maps are available for each coastal municipality and provided at the Maps link in the navigation panel to the left.

 

An inventory with information on significant values and uses of each coastal reserve land unit is available here in searchable pdf format. A background paper outlining the information sources used is available (in prep).

 

Consultancy reports and other information are provided at the Additional Information link in the navigation panel to the left.

 

Submissions

The written submissions received during the public consultation period in 2019 are available here.

 

Consultation Summary

A consultation summary highlighting the main points heard during consultation on the draft report is available here.