The Gippsland coast is home to thousands of people who live in or near one of the many coastal towns and settlements located between San Remo at the eastern end of Western Port and Mallacoota near the New South Wales border. The Gippsland coast remains in a largely natural state, being characterised by diverse natural environments, including important habitat for flora and fauna species protected by national parks, reserves and public foreshore land.
1. Forthcoming Vacancies on the Gippsland Lakes and Coast Regional Coastal Board
The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water is seeking expressions of interest for twelve positions, including the Chairperson, on the Gippsland Lakes and Coast Regional Coastal Boards from 1 July 2015.
Applications are now open. Applicants are required to apply online by clicking the link below:
Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 1 March 2015.
2. Draft Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan
The Draft Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan has been released for consultation from Monday, 9th February 2015. The Board invites everyone with an interest in the coast to participate in the consultation process and provide feedback by Friday, 20th March 2015.
The draft Plan is based on the Victorian Coastal Strategy and provides a framework for regional agencies to address coastal issues. Some of the key issues include: understanding community values, the dynamic nature of the coast, managing regional visitation pressures, foreshore management, planning for coastal flooding and erosion and supporting the communities to care for the coast.
The Board is keen to hear from organisations and individuals with an interest in the coast and has arranged a number of workshops across the region.
If you are interested in attending a consultaiton session or you would like hard copies of the plan, please contact the Gippsland Coastal Board at email@example.com or call (03) 51722 543.
Comments about the Gippsland Coastal Plan can be submitted to the Board at:
3. Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan Consultation Sessions
Consultation sessions have now been confirmed at the following locations in Gippsland:
· Port Albert Yacht Club (Bay Street Port Albert) on Monday 23 February from 6pm – 7.30pm;
· Lakes Entrance Surf Lifesaving Club (426a Main Beach Walk) Lakes Entrance on Tuesday 24 February from 6 – 7.30pm;
· Traralgon Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) office
(71 Hotham Street Traralgon) on Wednesday 25 February from 2 – 4pm; and
· Inverloch RACV Club, 70 Cape Paterson-Inverloch Rd, Inverloch on Tuesday 10 March, practitioner session at 2 – 4 pm and public meeting at 6 – 8 pm.
If you are interested in attending one of these sessions please provide your details to the Gippsland Coastal Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 51722 543.
Acknowledgement of Country and Indigenous Australians
The Gippsland Coastal Board respectfully acknowledges the original custodians of what is now known as Victoria; their rich culture, deep affinity with the land and spiritual connection to it.
Photos on this site courtesy of Faye Bedford and Jeremy Neilson