“Otway Coast Committee will conserve and enhance coastal biodiversity and resilience while encouraging community access”

Our Role

The Otway Coast Committee: 

  • Is a ‘Skills Based’ Committee of Management (CoM) appointed by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change under the Crown Land (reserves) Act 1978;

  • Has operational responsibilities under the Coastal Management Act 1995;

  • The Committee is made up of 8 members including the General Manager;

  • Is appointed in a voluntary capacity for three years;

  • Manages some 30+ kms of coastal reserves between 3-5km west of Marengo and Wye River / Separation Creek;

  • Manages the Apollo Bay Recreation Reserve and Wye River Foreshore Camping Ground;

  • Holds the leases for the Marengo, Skenes Creek, and Kennett River Camping Grounds and also the Apollo Bay Golf Club and Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre;

  • Is responsible for the vast majority of open public space, recreational space, public toilets and more than half of the litter bins, in Separation Creek, Wye River, Kennett River, Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay, and Marengo;

  • Responds to the following strategic and planning documents: