26 September 2023

Comments invited on coastal protection plan

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The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is calling for feedback on a strategy to protect the State’s marine and coastal environments.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio said DELWP’s draft Marine and Coastal Strategy would guide how Victoria’s marine and coastal environments were managed into the future.

“The Strategy aims to improve coastal habitats and help coastal communities prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

“It will guide sustainable use and development and help identify the resources and funding needed to sustainably manage the environment,” she said.

“Victoria has more than 2,500 kilometres of coastline and about 10,000 square kilometres of marine waters providing environmental, social and economic value to the State.”

Ms D’Ambrosio said DELWP was working closely with Traditional Owners on the Strategy to ensure their rights and obligations were embedded in planning and managing marine and coastal environments.

“We need to prepare and adapt for a changing climate to ensure our marine and coastal environments are protected into the future,” she said.

“All Victorians are encouraged to visit Engage Vic and comment on the draft Marine and Coastal Strategy,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

DELWP’s 47-page Draft Strategy can be accessed at this PS News link and information on how to have a say at this link.

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