Established under the Coastal Management Act 1995 it provides the policies and actions Victorians will need to implement over the next five years to help achieve that vision.

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 sets the long-term vision and framework for how we plan and manage the coast, guided by the Hierarchy of Principles, policies and actions.  The Strategy identifies five key issues that need to be addressed if our coast is to continue to provide benefits to all Victorians in the future:

  • Managing population growth
  • Adapting to a changing climate
  • Managing coastal land and infrastructure
  • Valuing the natural environment
  • Integrating marine planning

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 (PDF, 10.4 MB)

The Victorian Coastal Strategy Summary Brochure (PDF, 956.9 KB)

The Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan highlights the priority projects for 2017-2019, and outlines progress in delivering on the Strategy so far.

Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan (PDF, 670.8 KB)
Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan (DOCX, 56.5 KB)

The Marine and Coastal Policy

The Victorian Government, with guidance of the Victorian Marine and Coastal Council, is currently developing a new statewide Marine and Coastal Policy. The policy will guide decision makers in the planning, management and sustainable use of our coast and marine environment. Until the policy is released, the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 remains the statewide policy and strategy document for Victoria.

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Page last updated: 16/07/19