Working group members

The working group is chaired by its Area Lead - DELWP.

The group is supported by its Partnership Facilitator - DELWP.

The working group members are:

  • DELWP – Forest, Fire and Regions
  • DELWP – Marine Biodiversity Policy and Programs
  • DELWP – Coastcare
  • DELWP – Wetland Management
  • Parks Victoria
  • Victoria Fisheries Authority
  • Friends of Beware Reef
  • Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
  • Victorian Coastal Council
  • The Nature Conservancy

Meeting schedule

The group is scheduled to meet on:

  • Monday 9 April 2018
  • 21-25 May 2018 (date TBC)

Priorities

The project criteria and process for prioritising projects for action in the marine and coastal area differs slightly from the other geographic areas. This process reflects the differences in marine and coastal landscape threats and cost-effective actions, not yet incorporated into the Strategic Management Prospects tool, as well as the types of projects that can be funded through the Marine Environment Targeted Action Initiative.

Prior to the formal BRP process, a workshop was held in September 2017 for marine stakeholders to identify projects to enhance marine environments. Outcomes from this workshop helped shape the discussion held by the working group to draft project criteria for marine projects.

The Marine and Coast working group are seeking Expressions of Interest to help identify priority areas for action across Victoria. Expressions of interest are open until Sunday 8 April and can be completed using this form:

Marine projects EOI form (DOCX, 125.5 KB)

Map of the marine and coastal area

The project criteria for the marine and coastal area are necessarily different to the other primarily terrestrial areas to capture the differences in environment not yet incorporated into Strategic Management Prospects tool.  These criteria were developed to be consistent with Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 Biodiversity and the Biodiversity Response Planning criteria.

Marine Environment Targeted Actions funding is for substantial projects that demonstrate biodiversity benefit to marine environments across Victoria. Preference will be given to larger projects that may incorporate various smaller projects to address one priority theme or geographic area. As projects must be of sufficient size to provide meaningful and lasting outcomes, it is expected fewer than ten projects will be funded across Victoria.

Full project criteria are available on the Expression of Interest form below:

Marine projects EOI form (DOCX, 125.5 KB)

Many organisations and community groups involved in on-ground biodiversity projects or planning will be able to participate in collaborative project development or contribute to project delivery. The specific processes for engagement and project development are different within each area and are guided by the BRP working group. Further information will be posted on this page.

The Expression of Interest form for the marine and coastal area is available here:

Marine projects EOI form (DOCX, 125.5 KB)

If you wish to contribute ideas as part of collaborative project development or to submit an Expression of Interest, please do so by Sunday 8 April 2018. Contact the DELWP Customer Service Centre on 136 186 to be directed to your area lead, or email biodiversity.plan@delwp.vic.gov.au.