The Local Areas section will focus on the integration of the themes and related topics in a way that is relevant to local communities.
There are seven local areas and two major bay systems within the Port Phillip and Western Port region.
The Port Phillip and Western Port region is home to almost 5 million people, so for simplicity these local areas have been defined by local government areas.
This section may include consideration of important matters such as: planning; land use change; landscape values; climate change; sustainable agriculture, water and land use planning; resilient and liveable cities and towns; recreational use; demographic changes etc.
Each local area will include the following headings: