Coastal land management

Queenscliff Low Light lighthouse overlooking the sea

Council acts as the Committee of Management for most crown land foreshore areas within the Borough, on behalf of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). The management of the coast and foreshore areas is therefore a responsibility shared by Council and the State Government.

Council, in conjunction with DELWP, also manages and maintains numerous reserves located along the bayside beaches and the surf beach at Point Lonsdale, including the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserves.

From the sensitive shores of Swan Bay to the pleasant bayside beaches of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale and the rugged face of Bass Strait at Point Lonsdale's surf beach, the features, flora and fauna of our region are a treat for the locals and visitors alike.

Council is currently in the process of developing a Coastal and Marine Management Plan.