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Victoria’s coastline to be protected against erosion

Victoria’s coastline to be protected against erosion
May 26, 2020

The Victorian Government aims to protect the state’s coastline with more than $11 million for maintenance and erosion management projects.

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio advised that the works will help to address the climate challenges of rising sea levels and coastal erosion.

Minister D’Ambrosio advised “our precious coastline is facing significant climate challenges and we’re working hard to address this in the short and long term.

“These works will help to restore our coastline - improving community resilience to coastal hazards such as inundation and erosion.”

$3 million will go towards the continued protection of the Apollo Bay main beach, along with seawall repairs and erosion management upgrades for locations including Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota.

New grants totalling $500,000 will also be available to coastal land managers to address access and coastal protection issues.

The funding will also support Traditional Owner partnership in marine and coastal planning and management, improve planning for activities in marine waters and the implementation of the Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan.

Victoria has more than 2,500 kilometres of coastline and about 10,000 km2 of marine waters that provide enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic value.

The funding is part of the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package, creating thousands of jobs and opportunities for Victorian businesses through and beyond the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Government has invested more than $60 million into a range of marine and coastal projects since 2014.

To learn more about the Marine and Coastal Policy visit marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au

Image of Apollo Bay main beach courtesy of Great Ocean Road  

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