The land we manage

The breadth of land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road that the Authority will eventually manage is significant. 

The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Act 2020  legislates for the management responsibility of approximately 1,000 parcels of Crown land and their associated assets be transferred to the Authority across five Local Government Areas and three other crown land managers. This is set to be completed by 1 November 2025.

The vision is a thriving Great Ocean Road region through integrated land management and infrastructure planning, and a strategic approach to visitation, environmental forces, severe weather events and climate change along the stretch of coastline.

Transfer of Crown land management responsibility

Each transfer of Crown land management responsibility requires significant collaboration with the current land managers and will involve extensive mapping of cultural, social, environmental, and economic values and uses attached to each parcel and asset.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will play a significant role in the process, as will the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, in order to foster resilience of the natural, cultural and heritage values of coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road.