Implementation survey open
In October 2018 the Victorian Government unveiled a landmark Action Plan to protect the iconic Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks for generations to come with dedicated legislation, a dedicated parks management authority, an overarching planning framework and a better planning approval process.
The Action Plan includes a number of actions to establish an independent statutory authority. Specifically, action 4 is to establish an independent statutory authority to manage the coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road and action 5 is to establish structures to allow for the ongoing involvement of local communities in the protection and visitation management of the Great Ocean Road region. Action 7 is to establish sustainable funding arrangements for the authority.
To support the implementation of these actions, we would like to hear how you would like your community to be involved with the new Authority in the future, and to get your views on possible funding options to support the Authority’s operations.
The survey is open until midnight 15th December 2019. Alternatively, you can provide a submission via the email or postal address below.
How to have your say:
- online by responding to the survey questions by 15 December, 2019
- attending an event (between 8 November, 2019 and 23 November, 2019)
- by emailing a written submission addressing the questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by posting a written submission addressing the questions below to
Great Ocean Road Management Reform Project Director
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Barwon South West
Level 4, State Government Ofﬁces,
30-38 Lt Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
Please complete our short survey below, which will inform the development of community liaison structures for the new Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority.
This survey will remain open until 15 December, 2019.
1. Where do you live? Please provide the locality and post code of your primary residence (or country if you live outside Australia)
The National Heritage listed Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most scenic and iconic coastal touring routes, and Victoria's most significant tourism asset. It is one of Australia’s most popular destinations and attracts more visitors than the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru combined. Like many international tourist destinations, the Great Ocean Road and its landscapes is challenged by increasing numbers of visitors, forces of nature and impacts of climate change.
The Victorian Government is committed to protecting the iconic coasts, parks and scenic landscapes along the Great Ocean Road for generations to come with their own legislation, their own coast and parks authority, their own planning framework and a better planning approval process (outlined in the Great Ocean Road Action Plan that was released in October 2018). This is major reform.
Work has commenced on delivery of the Action Plan. An important early action is the development of long-term objectives and a shared vision of the future of the Great Ocean Road region (Action #8) that is to be given effect in a strategic framework plan for the region.
Visit the Great Ocean Road Action Plan for further information on the background to the project, including the Great Ocean Road Taskforce, the Independent Co-Chairs Final Report and community feedback.