Removal of vegetation

The illegal removal of native vegetation impacts our fragile coastal environment.

Protection of the limited areas of natural flora remaining on the Surf Coast is of great importance and the thin strip of habitat between houses and the beach is the last piece of vegetation of its kind on the Surf Coast.

The illegal removal of native vegetation is an offence under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee act 1997 and fines of $6107 apply for breaches of the act.

Anybody who observes removal of native vegetation along coastal reserves is urged to contact GORCC on (03) 5220 5055 or the Surf Coast Shire on (03) 5261 0600.

Read more about the illegal destruction of native vegetation on the coast at in this post on our Great Ocean Road Coast Blog.