The Victorian Government has unveiled a landmark action plan to protect the iconic Great Ocean Road coast and parks for generations to come.
Learn how the Victorian Government is improving the future management arrangements for the Great Ocean Road Region by attending community information forums to hear about the outcomes of the Great Ocean Road Taskforce Co-Chairs' report and first phase of community engagement.
Complete an online survey about opportunities to be engaged with in the future regarding the development of the Great Ocean Road Strategic Framework Plan.
About the project
The governance of the Great Ocean Road Region includes a myriad of policies, legislation, regulation, regional strategies and more than fourteen responsible public entities including five councils, two coastal committees, two water corporations, two catchment management authorities, Parks Victoria, VicRoads and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
The Great Ocean Road Taskforce (the Taskforce) was established to review the effectiveness of the governance arrangements and recommend governance reforms by the end of 2018. The purpose of the reforms is to strengthen protections of the landscape setting, improve the visitor experience, provide greater certainty in land-use planning and attract investment proposals that will benefit tourists and local communities.
The Taskforce have conducted the first independent assessment of the management and oversight of the entirety of the Great Ocean Road region and submitted their final report in August 2018. The report outlined 26 recommendations to simplify management arrangements to allow for more effective protection of the Great Ocean Road and its landscapes.
Following the release of the Issues Paper, Government has listened to local communities and addressed the priority actions raised through the first phase of community engagement. All 26 of the recommendations are supported by the Victorian Government. The Great Ocean Road Action Plan follows the Co-chairs recommendations on reforms to the management arrangements delivered to simplify the complex management arrangements and protect the iconic road, coast, parks and scenic landscapes.
Find out more about the Action Plan at community information forums
A number or community information forums are being facilitated throughout the Great Ocean Road area to report back to local communities on the outcomes of the Taskforce’s report; what was heard through the first phase of community engagement; and to outline an action plan to deliver the reforms.
Participants will also be able to provide information about future consultation opportunities regarding the development of the Great Ocean Road strategic plan and how they would like to be engaged in the future.