Mount Martha Foreshore Coastal Management Plan

After consultation with the community, Mornington Peninsula Shire has developed a draft Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan to protect and enhance the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Mount Martha foreshore reserve for present and future generations to enjoy. 

The Plan will provide direction for the vision and future management of the Mount Martha Foreshore Reserve through strategic planning and development. 

The Coastal Management Plan establishes an agreement between the Victorian Government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and the community as to how the foreshore reserve will be managed.  

The first round of public community consultation was held from 5 June 2018 to 6 July 2018.

We are currently inviting the community to provide feedback on the draft Plan until Monday 15 April 2019. 

Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan 

This Coastal Management Plan (CMP) provides strategic guidance for the use and management of coastal Crown land along the Mount Martha foreshore.

It has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Coastal Management Act 1995 and in consultation with various stakeholders, including the community.

The Mount Martha foreshore has significant natural values, including diverse native flora and fauna across a variety of geological land forms. It includes numerous cultural heritage sites and is a popular destination for a variety of water and beach based activities, including fishing, boating, surf club activities and wildlife watching.

Download: Draft Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan(PDF, 16MB)

Have your say

Community consultation is currently open until Monday 15 April 2019. 

Submit an online survey:

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Email: Email your submission to: with the subject line ‘Draft Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan’.
Post: Attention: Coastal Planning team, Re: Draft Mount Martha Coastal Management Plan, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

In person: Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.


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