A draft Central Regional Coastal Plan, based on the Victorian Coastal Strategy and community input, is now available for comment.
Chair of the Central Coastal Board Mr Ross Kilborn said: “Our coastline is a unique place with many challenges and considerations, which is why we have developed a Regional Coastal Plan to provide clear focus for the future of our coast”.
“The Central Coast from Inverloch to Breamlea, including Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay, are important parts of Victoria’s coastline with over 4.5 million residents and over 40 million visitors per year.”
“Finding the balance between a healthy coast and a future development is critical and can only be done with the input of the broader community.
“The coast belongs to everyone and its future success depends on input from all users including residents, businesses, community organisations and holiday makers.”
“The plan identifies local challenges such as population growth, climate change, sustainable tourism, equitable funding mechanisms for managing coastal infrastructure and protection of coastal habitat.”
“It is vital to hear from a variety of perspectives and interests and the board is keen that people have the opportunity to be heard through the process we are running of holding meetings and workshops around the Central Coastal Region.”
Copies of the plan are available online at www.ccb.vic.gov.au or in hard copy by ringing the Central Coastal Board on 9637 9463 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in attending workshops on the Plan which will be held in Geelong, Port Melbourne, Frankston and Inverloch or would like to make comment on the Central Coastal Plan please contact the Board at: email@example.com or Regional Coastal Plans PO Box 500 East Melb 8002 by Tuesday 31 March 2015.