Help shape the future of the Great Ocean Road

Published: 7 November 2019

In October 2018, the Victorian Government unveiled an action plan to protect the iconic Great Ocean Road coast and parks for generations to come.

Work is now underway on the implementation of the action plan, this includes:

  • establishing an independent statutory authority to manage the coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road
  • creating structures to allow for the ongoing involvement of local communities in the protection and visitation management
  • and forming sustainable funding arrangements for the authority.

Illustration of Great Ocean Road - Text overlay: Great Ocean Road Action Plan - Have your say on community involvement and funding options for the Great Ocean Road Coast and Park AuthorityTo support the implementation of these actions, the Victorian Government wants to hear from you. Have your say on community involvement and funding options for the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority by attending one of the community sessions being held across the region or commenting via the Great Ocean Road Action Plan consultation site.

The tourism industry is a valuable contributor to the Great Ocean Road’s local economy. In the year ending June 2019, the region received approximately 6.6 million domestic (overnight and daytrip) and international overnight visitors combined – spending an estimated $1.5 billion.

Community consultation will take place between 8 November–23 November 2019. You can also have your say online until the 15 December 2019 on the Great Ocean Road Action Plan consultation site.