Hierarchy of Principles

Managing the coast now and in the future requires responses to the many ongoing pressures we face. To assist with this, the Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 includes a Hierarchy of Principles which recognises that the foundation of coastal planning and management is a healthy coastal and marine environment.

The Hierarchy of Principles is included in the State Planning Policy Framework and in planning schemes across Victoria. Planning and decision making on the coast needs to be guided by and consistent with this Hierarchy.

The policies and actions in the Strategy have been grouped into three sections that align with the Hierarchy of Principles:

Hierarchy of Principles

Page last updated: 11/04/19