A wide range of land and resource managers have responsibilities relating to our area.
As can be seen from Map 2, significant parts of the coast in the region are not directly managed by GORCC. Parks Victoria is responsible for the management of large parts of the coast that are contained in the Great Otway National Park, which is the majority of land between the GORCC managed areas. This land is generally characterised by fewer facilities, less infrastructure and higher environmental values, and offers a more nature-based experience for users in comparison to the GORCC managed coast.
Parks Victoria is also responsible for the management of the Point Addis Marine National Park and the Eagle Rock and Point Danger marine sanctuaries off the coast. The Department of Sustainability and Environment manages all other marine areas and the seabed (ie not in the Marine National Park or two sanctuaries) in the region.
Most of the areas inland from the coast are either managed by VicRoads (eg Great Ocean Road), the Surf Coast Shire (eg other roads and recreation reserves) or private land owners (eg housing, shops and golf courses).
A number of other organisations also have formal management responsibilities relating directly to assets and infrastructure within our area. These include utility providers, such as Barwon Water, Powercor and Telstra, and lessee’s, such as Surf Life Saving Victoria.
In addition, a larger group of organisations have relevance to our area other than direct land or resource management responsibilities. These include the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) (river health and catchment management), the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) (air, noise and water quality), the Department of Primary Industries (fishing) and Marine Safety Victoria (boating).
[AIDA thanks GORCC for permission to use edited content from their Draft Management plan for this entry]