Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP)

Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP)

Project background

As an appointed coastal Crown land manager by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, GORCC’s key responsibilities are to protect the marine and coastal environment, and to provide opportunities for use and enjoyment of this unique coastline by all. The strategic direction required to achieve these responsibilities is consolidated through a Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP). Developed under the Marine and Coastal Act 2018, this CMMP forms GORCC’s overarching management document and identifies priorities for the effective management of its reserves over the next five years. The CMMP also informs the development and/or revision of other supporting plans and documents, such as master plans, strategic risk and vegetation management plans.

The CMMP is being developed by GORCC staff and the GORCC Board through a comprehensive and collaborative process, and with significant community and stakeholder input. Review of current policy and legislation and targeted research into specific issues also forms an important component of the plan.

In 2018, GORCC has worked to:

  • Review the previous Coastal Management Plan 2013-2018 to quantify achievements, key learnings and actions/plans/programs to be carried over into a new plan
  • Develop the CMMP – Implementation Plan; the component of the CMMP that will guide GORCC’s strategic and operational activities for the next 5 years
  • Begin development of the full CMMP, which will include the Implementation Plan.

GORCC currently requires feedback on the CMMP – Implementation Plan. Community and stakeholder feedback is essential for GORCC to consider in its development of a meaningful, effective plan for coastal management.

Have your say

Please read the plan and have your say by filling in our survey, or visit us at one of our upcoming community consultations:

Saturday 12 January, 9am-2pm: Pier to Pub
Wednesday 16 January, 9am-12noon: Lorne foreshore – ANZAC Memorial Garden
Thursday 24 January, 9am-12noon: Lorne foreshore – adjacent to SLSC carpark

Friday 18 January, 9am-12 noon: Anglesea foreshore – Shark Park
Sunday 20 January, 9am-12noon: Riverbank Market

Thursday 17 January, 4-8pm: Nightjar Festival
Wednesday 23 January, 9am-12noon: Torquay Front Beach

Sunday 27 January, 9am-12noon: Aireys Inlet Market

Next steps

  • Community and stakeholder consultation: January-March 2019
  • Further CMMP development
  • Final consultation: April 2019
  • Submission to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for Ministerial approval: June 2019

Project documentation