Barwon Coast has embarked on the next iteration of its Coastal Management Plan (CMP) and is calling community to come and have your say.

Barwon Coast Committee of Management (BCCM) manages 13km of coastal Crown land on the Bellarine Peninsula. As required in the Coastal Management Act 1995, BCCM is developing a Coastal Management Plan to provide a long term vision for the area. A CMP is essentially an agreement between government, the committee and its stakeholder community on how the coastal reserves will be managed.

Our goal for the Coastal Management Plan is to ensure ecological diversity for present and future generations who frequent the Barwon Coast environs, while managing increased pressures such as population growth and climate change. As a result, community consultation is very important to help guide the development of the Coastal Management Plan.

In developing a strong and responsive CMP, Barwon Coast would like to engage all community stakeholders through the following options:

1  Attend a community pop up session at Star Fish Bakery, Barwon Heads on Friday 30th December 2016, any time between 10am & 12pm; or 

2  Use the online user friendly CollabMap tool.  The map allows you to provide your comments on the things you value, challenges that you believe need to be addressed and your ideas for the future of the coastal reserves of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. ;  or

3   Email your comments to


Keep your eye out for more community pop up sessions over the next couple of week.

Comments will be received until Sunday 22nd January 2017.

More information on Have your Say can be found HERE.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016