boating

What does a Port Expansion mean for Fisho's & Yachties?

Western port is an amazing place for recreational fishing & boating.  The Port expansion will mean a huge change to that lifestyle and along with that many jobs in boating charters and fishing and dive charters stand to be affected.  Yachties will also be affected as they will lose up to 70% of water 'right of way'.

Have a look at our video to learn more and keep your ears open at the local angling & yachting club where we often stop by for a chat and to answer any questions you might have.

We also now have a dedicated page for our Fisho's so check in regularly for updates.  Don't forget to send us your fishing, dive & yachting photos and we will share them with our followers.

Watch our presentation below:

Tooradin Anglers Club Talk with Glenn "the Guru" Cooper

Tooradin Anglers Club Talk with Glenn "the Guru" Cooper

Regional Coastal Plans - Download Draft proposals and have your say

Draft Regional Coastal plans are now online for public comment. Here is the information about them:

Chair
Victorian Coastal 
10 February 2015

Dear Coastal Stakeholders,

We are writing to invite you to help shape the future of Victoria’s coast and contribute to three new Regional Coastal Plans.

The three Regional Coastal Boards have developed these draft Regional Coastal Plans, building on the Victorian Coastal Strategy as well stakeholder and community input from our scoping phase in March 2014.
Consultation activities will be undertaken in the coming weeks. Comments are invited for the Western and Gippsland Plans until Friday 20th March and for the Central Plan until Tuesday 31st March 2015.

The Regional Coastal Boards value all the input we receive on these draft Plans and will consider your comments carefully as they will help shape the final Plan. We invite you to download a copy of the plan, register your interest in attending consultation activities and make a submission online here:
Gippsland Regional Coastal Plan (www.gcb.vic.gov.au)
Central Regional Coastal Plan (www.ccb.vic.gov.au)
Western Regional Coastal Plan (www.wcb.vic.gov.au)

Thank you for your efforts in coastal planning and management to date and we look forward to your participation in the development of these draft Regional Coastal Plans. For further hard copies or enquiries, you can contact the Boards directly:
Gippsland - gippsland.coastalboard@delwp.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5172 2543
Central - admin@ccb.vic.gov.au or on (03) 9637 9463
Western - yoursay.coastalplan@depi.vic.gov.au or on (03) 5258 0251

Alternatively you can contact Jane Ryan, Project Manager - Regional Coastal Plans on (03) 9637 8683.

Regards,
Cr Dick Ellis Chair, Gippsland Coastal Board
Ross Kilborn Chair, Central Coastal Board
Cr Jill Parker Chair, Western Coastal Board

Photo: black swans at Rhyll, Lisa Schonberg

Black Swans - Photo: Lisa Shonberg