Targets for coasts
Targets are the most important part of this strategy because they define our collective intent and direction. They describe what we aim to achieve, by when and the parameters we will use to monitor and report.
An assessment of the current condition of coasts across the region has been undertaken.
The targets below describe the condition we expect for the future. The aim is to, where realistic, at least maintain the current environmental condition as indicated by the amount and quality of native vegetation in the coastal zones.
|Zone||Native vegetation area (ha)||Targets|
|Phillip Island ocean||922||
To be developed
|Phillip Island bay||52||To be developed|
|French Island south||693||To be developed|
|French Island north||1,293||To be developed|
|Western Port east||556||To be developed|
|Western Port north||1,338||To be developed|
|Hastings||662||Within with Hastings zone, the extent of the native vegetation in the Crib Point Stony Point Crown land Reserve will be maintained to 2030.|
|Sandy Pt to Flinders||1,121||To be developed|
|Flinders to Pt Nepean||1,782||To be developed|
|Port Phillip Bay
|440||In the portion of the Port Phillip Bay eastern beaches zone managed by City of Kingston, 36.3 ha of native coastal vegetation across 13km of foreshore to be maintained by 2035.|
|Port Phillip Bay north
|1,505||To be developed|
|Geelong||33||To be developed|
|Corio Bay south||210||To be developed|
|Swan Bay||725||To be developed|
|Queenscliffe||52||To be developed|
Lead organisations are committed to achieving these targets (Leadership) and arrangements are in place to monitor and report on progress and success (Monitoring and Reporting). Targets and leadership arrangements will be determined in consultation with relevant departments, agencies and delegated land managers.
It is expected that a Coastal Action Plan will be developed for the coast of the Port Phillip and Western Port region by the Victorian Government (led by the Central Coastal Board). The plan may lead to these targets being revised and updated.