Parks Victoria has released the Belfast Coastal Reserve Draft Management Plan for community feedback. The Belfast Coastal Reserve protects a narrow section of public land on the coastline between Port Fairy and Warrnambool in southwest Victoria. The reserve is backed by flat open farmland, creating a sense of remoteness from nearby Warrnambool and Port Fairy.
The draft Management Plan outlines the proposed management strategies for this reserve, with a focus on protecting and enhancing its outstanding cultural and natural values, while allowing for recreation and use that is compatible with the protection of those values.
The plan recognises the importance of active and evidence-based management, and the need to improve our understanding of the reserve through shared scientific, cultural and local community knowledge.
Parks Victoria welcome community feedback on the draft Management Plan. The closing date for providing your feedback is Friday 16 March, 2018.
The draft Management Plan for Belfast Coastal Reserve
Accessible format of the draft Management Plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve
Short summary of the key aspects of the draft Management Plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve
Accessible version of the short summary of the key aspects of the draft Management Plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve
The draft management plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve has been developed based on expert advice and community engagement throughout 2017.
The plan includes a vision statement for the reserve, and a series of management strategies grouped into management themes.
How to participate
Below you can upload your submission to share your feedback on the draft management plan. If you do not want to provide a written submission you can provide feedback by completing a survey.