About the Marine and Coastal Act
The Marine and Coastal Act 2018 came into effect on 1 August 2018 after extensive consultation with the community, marine and coastal organisations and experts. The Act governs the planning and management of Victoria’s coastal and marine environments. It aims to enable a simpler, more integrated and coordinated approach to planning and managing the marine and coastal environment. The Act seeks to:
- protect Victoria’s coastline and improve our ability to address the long-term challenges of climate change, population growth and ageing coastal structures
- support partners to work together to achieve the best outcomes for Victoria’s marine and coastal environment.
Victoria’s Marine and Coastal Reforms Final Transition Plan supports the Act by identifying policy reforms and actions to support more robust management of Victoria’s marine and coastal resources and environments and to address the long-term challenges that we face. It sets out 45 actions to 2022 that will help Victoria improve its marine and coastal management.
The role of the Council
The Council has an important function to provide guidance and strategic advice to the Department and the Minister for Environment about the development and implementation of state-wide policy and strategy.
You can find more information about these initiatives at the Department’s website.
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Page last updated: 16/01/24