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.
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.
The Strategy is in its fourth iteration and builds on the strengths and achievements of previous strategies.
Page last updated: 11/04/19