Archive:  Coastal

Last Updated  14/2/09



Victorian Coastal Strategy 2008 Released

(16/12/08 - P)   Next step should be a Macedon Ranges Strategy...

The Victorian Coastal Strategy 2008 is the State Government’s policy commitment towards the management of coastal, estuarine and marine environments in Victoria, providing long-term vision for the planning, management and sustainable use of our coast.


MRRA Says:

Be worth reading just to suss out the government's current thinking.  We will ask our coastal colleagues how they see it...



Coastal Councils' Information Forum:  Climate Change Implications For Councils On The Coast

(19/11/08 - E)  Day Long Forum, Melbourne Town Hall, Friday 12 December

The Municipal Association of Victoria [MAV] is hosting a forum to discuss a significant and challenging problem:  impacts of climate change on coastal areas.  From the information sheet and registration form, the forum seems to be open to organisations and councils.  There is a $60 fee for council representatives to attend, $100 for others. Click here for details.



Federal Committee Inquiry: Climate Change and Environmental Coastal Impacts

(14/4/08 - E)  Chance to get current inadequate policies changed

The House of Representatives Climate Change, Water, Environment and Arts Committee is to conduct an inquiry into climate change and environmental impacts on Australian coastal communities. Submissions can be made until 30 May. For more information and how to make a submission, go to For terms of reference and how to make a submission, go to or directly to


Here are the Terms Of Reference for the Inquiry (Note:  Submissions should respond to the Terms of Reference)


Inquiry into climate change and environmental impacts on coastal communities The committee will inquire into and report on issues related to climate change and environmental pressures experienced by Australian coastal areas, particularly in the context of coastal population growth. The inquiry will have particular regard to:


The inquiry was referred to the committee by the Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, and Senator the Hon Penny Wong, the Minister for Climate Change and Water, on 20 March 2008.