Marine and Coastal Act and land tenure

Use, development and works on marine and coastal Crown land (DOCX, 116.1 KB)

Use, development and works on marine and coastal Crown land (PDF, 850.4 KB)

General consent (DOCX, 108.5 KB)

General consent (PDF, 732.9 KB)

Coastal Management Plans (PDF, 247.5 KB)

Flexible coastal tenure arrangements (DOC, 1.3 MB)

Regional Coastal Plans

Living with coastal change

Information on coastal cliff hazards and how to manage them:

Living with cliffs (DOC, 1.3 MB)

Living with cliffs - Anglesea (DOC, 4.1 MB)

Living with cliffs - Port Campbell (DOC, 1.0 MB)

Living with cliffs - St Leonards (DOC, 2.3 MB)

Victorian Coastal Acid Sulphate Soils Strategy and guidelines:

Coastal Acid Sulphate Soils Strategy (PDF, 3.0 MB)
Coastal Acid Sulphate Soils Strategy (DOC, 560.5 KB)

Victorian Best Practice Guidelines for Coastal Acid Sulphate Soils (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Victorian Best Practice Guidelines for Coastal Acid Sulphate Soils (DOC, 529.5 KB)

Information on the benefits of open space:

Open space on the coast (DOC, 3.0 MB)

Information of managing coastal stormwater outfalls:

Managing the end of the pipe: Coastal stormwater outfalls (DOC, 1.3 MB)

Heritage

Historic Places on Public Land (PDF, 471.9 KB)

More information on managing non-indigenous heritage can be found at Heritage Victoria

Aboriginal Heritage (PDF, 353.7 KB)

More information on managing Aboriginal heritage can be found on the Aboriginal Victoria website

Dredging

Information on dredging is available here.

Coastal Committees of Management

Across Victoria approximately 1200 voluntary Committees of Management (CoMs) manage 1500 Crown land reserves. A further 2800 reserves are managed by municipal councils as CoMs. Many of these reserves are on the coast.

More information about Committees of Management.

Slip Bight Marina

Recommendations from the RSM Factual Findings Report 2017 and responses are highlighted. Please click here to see more.

Boating Coastal Action Plans

Boating Coastal Action Plans (BCAPs) provide guidance for the planning, management and funding of recreational boating facilities. They provide a framework in which to consider the water quality, environmental, safety and shared-access issues associated with boating.

There are three BCAPs currently in place (the BCAP for the central coastal region is now a Recreational Boating Facilities Framework), and together they provide a 'whole of coast picture' for the management and improvement of boating facilities. A full review of the BCAPs is underway in 2019.

Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Part 1
(PDF, 656.1 KB)

Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Part 2 (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Recreational Boating Facilities Framework Part 3 (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Gippsland Boating Coastal Action Plan 2013  (PDF, 10.1 MB)

Western Boating Coastal Action Plan 2010  (PDF, 7.7 MB)

More information

The following external websites may provide information that is useful:

Victorian Coastal Council provides the Victorian Coastal Strategy.

The former Central Coastal Board, Gippsland Coastal Board and Western Coastal Board websites can be accessed by searching the Australian Web Archive: https://trove.nla.gov.au/website (ensure you select the 2018 'snapshot').

Australian Online Coastal Information from Geoscience Australia: Ozcoasts

Page last updated: 15/04/19