Victorian Coastal Strategy

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2014 is the State Government’s policy commitment for coastal, estuarine and marine environments in Victoria.

The VCS 2014 provides a long-term vision for the planning, management and sustainable use of our coast. Established under the Coastal Management Act 1995 it provides the policies and actions Victorians will need to implement over the next five years to help achieve that vision.

The Board works closely with the Victorian Coastal Council to give effect to the VCS, and has statutory responsibilities including:

  • to facilitate the implementation in the region of the Victorian Coastal Strategy
  • to facilitate local public awareness of and consultation and involvement in the development and implementation of the Victorian Coastal Strategy

The Regional Coastal Boards also gives effect to the VCS through the development of Regional Coastal Plans. Click here to visit the Victorian Coastal Council’s website to access the VCS 2014 and associated documents including a summary brochure and Frequently Asked Questions.