The coastal zone of south western Victoria has spectacular coastal formations of towering cliffs, extensive dune systems, intertidal areas, coastal heathlands, and dynamic estuarine and marine environments.
Such diverse habitat areas are home to just as diverse flora and fauna including Rare Ecological Vegetation Classes and numerous threatened species.
In the area where the majority of the regions population reside, the protection and enhancement of delicate coastal areas while being able to provide opportunities for sustainable use and development, tourism and recreation is a delicate balance Glenelg Hopkins CMA manages.
Priorities for management of coastal assets are detailed in the:
- Victorian Coastal Strategy
- South West Victoria Regional Coastal Action Plan
- South West Victoria Estuaries Coastal Action Plan