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 was released for consultation from Monday, 9th February 2015 and closed on 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. We are now compiling the feedback which will be published on the website shortly.
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