government acts pertaining to the bCR
Corangamite Area were accepted by Government by Orders in Council dated 4 December 1979 and 22 January 1980. In those recommendations, the coastal frontage from Lady Bay, City of Warrnambool to Griffiths Island, Borough of Port Fairy (Moyne Shire Council)- now known as Belfast Coastal Reserve - was recommended as a Coastal Reserve specifically reserved for:
(i). Conservation of Flora and Fauna
(ii). Maintenance of the stability of the coastal dune formation
(iii). Provision for low intensity recreational activities such as walking and picnicking
(iv). Provision for access through the dunes to the Zone ll beach frontage at points defined by the management authority…and
(v). Protection of areas of archaeological significance especially the Aboriginal Shell midden and camp deposit sites from Belfast Lough to Killarney beach.
constant disruption and damage to their breeding sites has a detrimental and possibly devastating
effect on successful fledging of any hatched chicks. These birds are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 as well as being listed as vulnerable under the State Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. 39.5 KB
The Belfast Coastal Reserve Action Group is a community group whose objective is to bring together individuals, community groups, local and state government representatives and agencies to establish a co-ordinated management plan for the Belfast Coastal Reserve. This site will keep interested people updated on meetings and information relating to the Belfast Coastal Reserve.