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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves


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Assessment of Victoria's Coastal Reserves

Submissions Closed

The Draft Report was released on Wednesday 9 October 2019.  


On 3 June 2018 the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change requested the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) to conduct an assessment of Victoria’s coastal reserves.

The assessment has been requested to assist the Victorian government’s future planning and decision-making for Victoria’s coasts and support the government’s marine and coastal reforms. The assessment will provide information on the extent of coastal reserves, existing uses and values.

The scope of the assessment does not include making recommendations for changes to either public land use classifications or existing access to 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 full terms of reference are available here.

VEAC released the draft report for the Assessment of Victoria’s Coastal Reserves on 9 October and public consultation ended on 11 November 2019. Thank you to everyone who put in a written submission or attended one of five information sessions and workshops held across the state.


The feedback gathered is now being incorporated into the final report due in early March 2020.



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


Consultation Summary

VEAC has prepared a consultation summary highlighting the main points heard during the consultation period. This summary is available here.