Council adopts three new Coastal and Marine Management Plans

Published on 18 May 2023


At its meeting on Tuesday 16 May, Council adopted new Coastal and Marine Management Plans (CMMP) for Flinders, Mount Eliza and Portsea. Community members and stakeholder groups have been eager to provide their input - during last year’s community consultation we received more than 570 submissions.
Each plan guides sustainable management of these iconic and valued coastlines for the next 5-10 years. Highlights from the plans include:

  • Improved pedestrian access and safety
  • Improved vegetation management
  • Preservation and celebration of local heritage.  

Mount Eliza

  • Protection of unique cultural and geological features
  • Improved pedestrian access and carparking arrangements
  • Improved resilience to coastal erosion.


  • Improved pedestrian access and connectivity 
  • Advocacy for erosion mitigation
  • Improved car parking and traffic management.

The development of Coastal and Marine Management Plans is a statutory requirement under the Marine and Coastal Act 2018. The adopted plans will now be submitted to the State Government for final approval. 
To download a copy of the plans go to:

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
"Thank you to our community for your input. Your feedback has informed these plans.
“The coastal and marine areas of Flinders, Mount Eliza and Portsea are a key part of the Peninsula's past, present and future. These plans strengthen our long-standing commitment to being leaders in coastal planning and management.
“Effective and balanced management is essential to ensure future generations can enjoy our unique coastline.”



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