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.
For further information on the background to the project, including the Great Ocean Road Taskforce, the Independent Co-Chairs Final Report and community feedback, please click here.
Have your say on the planning for the future of the Great Ocean Road Region
We would like to hear your aspirations and goals for the future direction of the Great Ocean Road and its region. Community and stakeholder views will shape the development of long-term objectives and a shared vision of the future for the Great Ocean Region.
The vision will be given effect through the (subsequent) development of an overarching strategic framework plan for the region that provides direction to decision-making on land-uses, landscape and visitor management, sustainable economic development and supporting infrastructure.
There are many ways to have your say:
- online by responding to the survey questions below and/or pinning your thoughts to a location on the map below
- in person by attending one of our community forums along the Great Ocean Road or Melbourne (between 24 May and 18 June 2019) –
- by emailing a written submission addressing the questions below to email@example.com
- 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
Great Ocean Road Action Plan conversations will coincide with the community consultation ahead of the declaration of Torquay – Jan Juc as Distinctive Areas and Landscapes under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. View project information here.
Please complete our short survey below, which will inform the development of long-term objectives and a shared vision of the future for the Great Ocean Road region, as well as helping us to identify the distinctive characteristics of places along the Great Ocean Road for protection, and opportunities for visitor facilities and infrastructure.
This survey will remain open until the 31 August, 2019.
Questions about you
These questions help us make sure that we have captured the views of a range of people.