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Have Your Say On The Future Of Victoria’s Coast

30 August 2016

Victorians are encouraged to share their views on the protection of Victoria’s coastal environments.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Marine and Coastal Act Consultation Paper at a meeting of Australian and international coastal management specialists for the Coast to Coast 2016 conference.

The Marine and Coastal Act Consultation Paper is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to strengthen Victoria’s coastal management system.

Strengthening our coastal management will ensure we can protect our coastlines and meet long term challenges such as the impacts of climate change, population growth and ageing coastal structures.

The Coast to Coast meeting is Australia’s national, biennial coastal management conference. In 2016, Coast to Coast is being hosted by the Victorian Coastal Council in partnership with the Victorian Government and the Australian Coastal Society.

It aims to connect individuals who are interested in Australia’s marine and coastal environment, and will feature a number of expert speakers including:

  • Professor Edward Blakely, Adviser to the City of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Professor Tim Flannery, Australian Climate Council
  • Dr Tundi Agardy, Marine Ecosystem Services Program (USA)
  • John Church, IPCC Coordinating Lead Author.

By providing an opportunity to share ideas and experiences, Coast to Coast 2016 will assist delegates to plan for and respond to coastal and marine issues, now and into the future.

To get involved in the conversation on the new Marine and Coastal Act, and contribute to the discussion go to http://haveyoursay.delwp.vic.gov.au/marine-coastal-actExternal Link before 23 October 2016.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“This conference offers an excellent opportunity for attendees to share knowledge and experiences in coastal and marine science, policy and management activities.”

“There are great opportunities to have a positive impact on the management of coastal and marine areas by harnessing the collective intelligence of Coast to Coast delegates.”

“Our Consultation Paper is a valuable opportunity for people to have their say on the best ways we can look after our coastal and marine environments that support our livelihoods, regional economies and businesses and our marine plants and animals.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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