The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019 – Second Reading Debate

The Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Bill 2019 will create greater protections for our Great Ocean Road, the coast, parks and scenic landscapes, as well as deliver great benefits for the local Surf Coast and South Western Victorian communities. This bill will give the spectacular Great Ocean Road and its environment the proper management and safeguards it deserves now and into longer term, as well as protect the coastal landscape from future environmental challenges. It will also enhance visitor numbers, which will create jobs and support local businesses. We will protect our treasured Great Ocean Road for future generations of locals, Victorians and Australians, as well as visitors from around the world. This new legislation is another example of the