& Responsibilities in Coastal Planning for the West Coast of Victoria
is complex and the roles and responsibilities of different agencies
and councils are not always clear. Clarification of this issue was seen
as a priority in 2000 when the Board commenced the development of regional
CAPs with funding provided through the Coastal and Marine Planning Program
via the first round of the Natural Heritage Trust federal funding program.
This report provides
a review and assessment of the roles and responsibilities of the key
stakeholders involved in coastal and marine planning and management
within the western Victorian coastal region (Point Lonsdale to the South
Australian border). It comes in two parts with an overview and detailed
tables of roles and responsibilities, including the lead and support
stakeholders for key coastal and marine issues, and the legislative
requirements. It also lists recommendations to fill gaps in this framework.