Updating the Boating Coastal Action Plan
The Boating Coastal Action Plan 2007 for the central region provides planning guidance across government for the network of recreational boating facilities to provide safe access to the coast from Breamlea (near Torquay) to Inverloch. Its need was identified through the Central Coastal Board’s (CCB) Coastal Priorities study in 2003. It was prepared following extensive technical evaluation and consultation with the boating community, local and State government agencies and committees of management.The CCB is currently undertaking a five year review of the Boating Coastal Action Plan (CAP), a requirement of the Coastal Management Act 1995. A draft Review Report has been prepared which includes comments from lead agencies on the status of actions in the CAP and on its general effectiveness. Its purpose is to inform the next version of the CAP and help obtain further comment from the community on planning for recreational boating.
Please forward your comments on the draft Review Report to:email@example.com or contact the CCB office on 9637 9453 by Monday 6 May 2013.
We are also interested to hear from stakeholders on the intention to incorporate recreational boating in a new regional CAP and what they would find useful or relevant in preparing a planning framework for recreational boating facilities.
Frequently Asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions about updating the Boating Coastal Action Plan for the central region are here (PDF 42 kb)
What the draft Review Report recommends
The recommendation from the draft Review Report is for the CCB to update the CAP. As part of this process the CCB will identify those priority actions in the CAP which still need to be addressed. The actual form a revised Boating CAP will take is still being considered.
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change has asked each Regional Coastal Board (RCB) to develop an overarching CAP that identifies strategic directions and objectives for coastal use and development within their region.
In this context, the CCB is proposing to prepare a Recreational Boating Facilities Framework for the central region to update information in the existing Boating CAP. A summarised form of this information would be integrated into the regional CAP ensuring recreational boating remains prominent amongst a broader set of regional coastal planning values. The intention would be to reference the Regional CAP in the State Planning Policy Framework which will give it the same level of legislative support experienced by the existing Boating CAP. These ideas will be developed further in the consultation process to prepare the regional CAP.
The existing Boating CAP (2007) will remain current until a replacement CAP is developed and approved by the Minister.