Social research into community attitudes

The Wave 5 – Marine and Coastal Community Attitudes & Behaviour Report looks at what Victorians most value about the state’s marine and coastal environments, and how they like to use them. It looks at visitation levels and the types of activities we like to enjoy in these areas.

Importantly, the research explores what and how different kinds of activities pose a threat to these environments, as well as attitudes towards key challenges including climate change, population growth and coastal development.

The Wave 5 – Marine and Coastal Community Attitudes & Behaviour Report is the fifth 'wave' of this research, undertaken in partnership with Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria, the Victorian Marine and Coastal Council. The research has informed the development of the upcoming Marine and Coastal Policy to be released by the end of 2019.

The former Victorian Coastal Council, in partnership with DELWP, periodically commissioned social research on community attitudes and behaviours on the Victorian coastal and marine environment in order to inform the strategic review and development of the Victorian Coastal Strategy. Four previous ‘waves’ of research have been conducted between 1995 and 2011.

Climate change and the coast

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