Thank you to everyone who got involved in the development of the Hobsons Bay Coastal and Marine Management Plan.

This plan was adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting in October 2021. You can read the final plan on Council's website by clicking here.


Managing and protecting our coastline

Hobsons Bay City Council is currently developing a Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP) to guide the future management of our iconic coastal and marine areas.

The Hobsons Bay community shares a love of coastal and marine environments. Our rich history has been shaped by proximity to the coast and water. The Coastal and Marine Management Plan (CMMP) identifies initiatives for the management of Hobsons Bay coastal and marine areas over the next ten years. Working towards a more sustainable future, it looks to balance social, cultural, environmental and economic values in managing this unique coastline, that we appreciate and enjoy.

New Victorian Government legislation and policy (the Marine and Coastal Act 2018 and Marine and Coastal Policy) drives and guides CMMPs across the State.

Management of the foreshore is also a shared responsibility between Hobsons Bay City Council and other agencies including DELWP, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and the Port of Melbourne. Our community and visitors also have a role to play. There are a range of existing and future management issues and challenges. A key focus of the plan is to balance the many uses and values of the Hobsons Bay coastal and marine areas.