Government Investigations and Strategies
Marine, Coastal & Estuarine Investigation (2000)
Prepared by the Environment Conservation Council (ECC) for the State Government
The report to the Victorian State Government that recommended the creation of Victoria's system of Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries, Special Management Areas and Aquaculture (intensive marine ‘farming') zones.
Victoria's System of Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries: Management Strategy 2003 - 2010 (2003)
Prepared by Parks Victoria for the State Government
This strategy was prepared to guide the management of Victoria's highly protected system of 13 Marine National Parks and 11 Marine Sanctuaries. The State Government is yet to announce a revision of this strategy.
Victorian Coastal Strategy (2008)
Prepared by the Victorian Coastal Council for the State Government
The Victorian Coastal Strategy is the Victorian State Government's policy commitment for coastal, estuarine and marine environments in Victoria.
Securing our Natural Future: A White Paper for Land and Biodiversity at a Time of Climate Change (2010)
Prepared by the Department of Sustainability and Environment for the State Government
The State Government claims that the Land and Biodiversity White Paper is a long-term, strategic framework to secure the health of Victoria's land, water and biodiversity in the face of ongoing pressures and a changing climate over the next fifty years. Some actions focus on Victoria's marine environment.
Australia's Oceans Policy (1998)
Australia's Oceans Policy was released in 1998 and continues to influence the direction of the Australian Government's programmes in the marine environment.
South East Regional Marine Plan (2004)
Prepared by the National Oceans Office for the Australian Government
The plan implemented Australia's oceans policy in the South-east Marine Region but was generally considered a disappointment by conservation and scientific interests.