South Eastern Coastal Plains

From grassland plains to the wild coast

Vision: Connecting communities to protect, restore and enjoy the natural environment across the southern volcanic plains to the shipwreck coast, while balancing the productivity of the land

This local area is in the south-eastern section of the Glenelg Hopkins region. It has the largest population, with about 55,000 people. Warrnambool is the largest urban centre in south-west Victoria, and the main service centre for retail, business services, health and education. Other towns include Koroit, Port Fairy and Terang. There is modest population growth across this local area.

Traditional Owner organisations managing country include Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owner Aboriginal Corporation.

Agriculture, forestry and fishing is the largest industry employer outside of Warrnambool City, where health care and social assistance is the main industry employer.

Key Landcare networks include the Basalt to Bay Landcare and the Warrnambool and District Landcare Networks.

Local Government Authorities include Corangamite Shire, Moyne Shire and Warrnambool City Council.

Moyne estuary, Port Fairy