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. Draft Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan
The Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan is currently being finalised. Once this is done, the plan will be available on this website. 17 submissions for the plan were received by the Gippsland Coastal Board during the consultation period, with a further 12 submissions pertaining to statewide issues. Submissions received during the consultation process can be found here.
2. Board membership
Gippsland Coastal Board members’ terms of appointment ended on 30 June 2015. The process of appointing a new Board is currently underway, with new members expected to be appointed in August 2015. In the interim contact Carole Macmillan, Regional Manager Land, Planning & Approvals, DELWP Gippsland Region on firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 51 520 448.
3. Victorian Coastal Awards for Excellence 2015 – Nominations Open
The Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of people preserving and enhancing Victoria’s coastal and marine environments. The Victorian Coastal Council are seeking nominations for the following categories, with nominations closing midnight Sunday 2 August 2015:
- Natural Environment
- Community Engagement
- Design and Building
- Planning and Management
- Outstanding Individual Achievement.
For more information please see details on the Victorian Coastal Council’s website, http://www.vcc.vic.gov.au/page/awards
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