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Implementing integrated coastal zone management through the use of coastal action plans: lessons from Victoria
journal contributionposted on 01.12.2004, 00:00 authored by A Cornish, Geoffrey WescottGeoffrey Wescott
There are currently no performance indicators in place for assessing the successful implementation of Victoria,'s strategic plans (Coastal Action Plans, CAPs) in achieving Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at a regional level. This article explores the findings of a study which assessed the success of the approach adopted in Victoria under the State Coastal Management Act 1995 to implement ICZM through CAPs. The study developed a set of criteria for measuring this success. We conclude with a discussion of how appropriate such an approach may be in other jurisdictions.