Pressures on coasts
Some of the main pressures on the environmental value of coasts are described below.
They are barriers to achieving this strategy’s targets, so planning and action will need to find ways to minimise their effects.
Native vegetation loss and decline due to coastal development
Climate change and coastal inundation
Invasive plants and animals
It is expected that a Coastal Action Plan will be developed for the coast of the Port Phillip & Western Port region by the Victorian Government (led by the Central Coastal Board). The plan may generate improved information of existing or new pressures on the environmental values of the coasts and may lead to this section being revised.
A method has been used to determine the current condition of coasts (Method and Condition) and targets have been set for the future (Targets). Lead organisations are committed to achieving these targets (Leadership). Targets and leadership arrangements will be determined in consultation with relevant departments, agencies and delegated land managers. Arrangements are in place to monitor and report on progress and success (Monitoring and Reporting).