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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Call for Great Ocean Road board members

Applications have opened for board positions with the new Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio said the new Authority was part of the Victorian Government’s reforms to protect the iconic Great Ocean Road coast and parks for future generations.

“We’re making sure the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority has the right skills and expertise to manage and protect our iconic Great Ocean Road,” said Ms D’Ambrosio.

“Healthy coast and parks right along the Great Ocean Road are vital for local communities, supporting local jobs and growth.”

She said the Authority will care for and protect public land along the length of the road, including areas of national park with Parks Victoria, and manage substantial tourism operations as the largest provider of visitor accommodation in the region.

The board will have up to 12 members and include an independent chair, a nominee of each recognised Traditional Owner group in the region and independent, skill-based board members.

“Board members will have skills, knowledge or experience relevant to the functions of the authority and significant standing in their field of expertise. Suitably skilled local community members are actively encouraged to apply,” the Minister said.

The Authority will have its headquarters in Torquay, district offices in Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, and operational bases in other coastal towns along the road.

Expressions of interest for the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority close on 2 August 2020.

More information on board vacancies and the expression of interest process is available at getonboard.vic.gov.au.

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