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Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority: Delivering better protection and management of the iconic coast and parks of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
Established on 1 December 2020, the Authority manages, protects, rehabilitates and fosters resilience of the natural, cultural and heritage values of coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road.
The Authority is a statutory authority governed by a Board of Directors that was established on 1 December 2020 and operates under the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Act 2020.
Responsible Minister: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
The current Authority Board was appointed by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change in November 2020.
The Board includes a nominee of each recognised Traditional Owner group in the region, the Wadawurrung Corporation and the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation.
Board members have strong links to local community groups and organisations along the Great Ocean Road and include individuals with substantial experience in marine and coastal environmental conservation, public administration and governance, tourism, and planning.
Land management of coastal reserves is being progressively transferred to the Authority over several years. The Authority is currently the appointed committee of management for the following land:
The Authority's primary purpose is to protect and manage visitation of the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks.
It manages, protects, rehabilitates and fosters resilience of the natural, cultural and heritage values of coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road.
As a public land manager for the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks, the Authority manages a wide variety of public land from National Parks to coastal beaches to town foreshores. It has a broad range of functions for the management of public land.
It also leads visitation policy and planning for the scenic landscapes along the Great Ocean Road to manage visitation ‘hot spots’ and provide a great visitor experience.
The Authority has simplified previously complex and fragmented management arrangements and delivers a more coherent approach to addressing the challenges of increasing visitation and climate change by creating a single point of accountability.
The Authority manages several caravan parks along the Great Ocean Road:
The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Act 2020 requires the Authority to have regard to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Protection Principles.
Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority
Phone: 1300 736 533
Mail: P.O. Box 53, Torquay VIC 3228