The Victorian Government will develop a new Marine and Coastal Policy by the end of 2019 and an associated Strategy by the end of 2020. Until these times, the policies and actions in the Victorian Coastal Strategy (VCS) 2014 are the statewide policy and strategy (respectively) for coastal, estuarine and marine environments in Victoria under the Marine and Coastal Act.

Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 (PDF, 10.4 MB) is the State Government's policy commitment for coastal, estuarine and marine environments in Victoria.

The Summary Brochure (PDF, 956.9 KB) outlines the key elements of the VCS 2014. The VCC also produced a set of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 221.2 KB) about the Strategy.

Cover of the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014

Strategy at a glance

The Strategy provides a long-term vision and framework for the planning, management and sustainable use of our coast guided by the Hierarchy of Principles. The Strategy identifies key issues and outlines policies and actions to help achieve that vision.

Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan 

The Victorian Coastal Strategy Implementation Plan (PDF, 670.8 KB) highlights the priority projects for 2017-2019, and outlines progress (as at April 2017) in delivering the actions in the Strategy.

Victorian Coastal Strategy MER Framework 

The VCC prepared a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Framework (PDF, 379.8 KB) to assess the implementation of the VCS 2014.

Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 at a glance

The Strategy is in its fourth iteration and  builds on the strengths and achievements of previous strategies.

Page last updated: 11/04/19