The central region of the Victorian coast spans 500 kilometres, from Breamlea to Inverloch. It is backed by hinterland catchments of 1.6 million hectares. The region is highly urbanised with Melbourne and Geelong, at the heart of the region, having a combined population of over 4 million. Some of the valued uses of the coast include residential areas, coastal and water-based recreation, tourism, major and local ports, fishing and industry.
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Balancing planning for and management of coastal use and development is increasingly challenging particularly given the need for adaptation to climate change.
The region also contains many significant natural values including landscapes, terrestrial and marine ecosystems and species of flora and fauna. The Central Coastal Board works with stakeholders and communities to protect and inform about significant coastal and marine values.
1. Planning for Recreational Boating in the Central Region
The Central Coastal Board (CCB) would like to invite representatives from stakeholder groups to attend one of five workshops to consider planning for recreational boating in the central region. The CCB is currently undertaking a process to capture and identify issues to be integrated into a region wide Coastal Action Plan (CAP) and ensure recreational boating remains prominent amongst a broader set of regional coastal planning values.The workshops will:
2. Port Phillip Coastal Adaption Pathways Project
Climate change brings an increase in risk to the coastal zone, from more frequent inundation of coastal infrastructure and settlements, accelerated beach erosion, loss of public land and private property and threats to natural ecosystems. Port Phillip Bay is recognised as vulnerable to climate change in terms of impact on buildings and assets. However, there is not sufficient information available for councils to assess appropriate options and their relative costs and benefits over time.
By July 2012 this project will develop a range of adaptation and risk management options to assist councils.
of Country and Indigenous Australians
The Central Coastal Board respectfully acknowledges the original custodians of what is now known as Victoria; their rich culture, deep affinity with the land and spiritual connection to it.