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.
Click here to see a map of the CCB region.
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. Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013
The Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy 2013 was released by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change at the Coastal Awards held on 11 September 2013. The opportunity to participate in the information sessions and comment on this important government policy framework for the coast is provided here.
2. Planning for Recreational Boating in the Central Region
The draft summary report on the five workshops held by the Central Coastal Board (CCB) in June 2013 can be found here. At this stage we have tried to capture what was said at these sessions.
If you feel we have missed any key points or you wish to make any further comments please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCB will use this information in its thinking how to represent boating in a Regional Coastal Action Plan.
3. Annual Report 2012-13
Please find here the latest Annual Report by the Central Coastal Board.
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.