ABM Strategic Plan Report

2017-2020

At the Association of Bayside Municipalities we are proud of everything we have achieved in the last four years. We have worked with our Member Councils, our fellow coastal councils, government agencies and a range of stakeholders across Victoria and Australia.

To see what we have achieved click on a theme, or a specific dot for more details.

Advocacy
Events
Major Programs
Governance
Member Services
Governance

ABM Executive Committee meetings

external project

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment – communications and engagement masterclass

Submissions / position statements

Management of Port Phillip and Westernport Boating Facilities

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Project Control Group

events

Talk of the Tide – grey-to-green engineering

Governance

Talk of the Tide (online forums) launched - online event series, in response to COVID-19 restrictions

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan Stakeholder Agency Reference Group

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project – Project Control Group

events

Talk of the Tide – coastal erosion

external project

DELWP Coastal Climate Adaptation Project

Representation

National Centre for Coasts and Climate Stakeholder Advisory Group for Nature-Based Coastal Defence

Representation

LSIO Coastal Update project

Governance

MAV-ABM Agreement renewal

events

Talk of the Tide – shoreline tracking

Representation

State of the Marine and Coastal Environment Report – Stakeholder Group

REPRESENTATION

DELWP Land Manager capability in asset management

member services

ABM e-news edition

external project

Western Shoreline Regional and Strategic Partnership

External Project

Marine and Coastal Strategy development

Events

Talk of the Tide – Coast Kit

Events

Talk of the Tide – Blue Carbon

Governance

New ABM strategic plan drafted

Representation

Marine and Coastal Strategy consultation

Submissions / position statements

Marine and Coastal Policy (in partnership with all Victorian coastal councils)

Submissions / position statements

Siting and Design Guidelines for Structures on Victoria’s Coast

ABM Projects

Bay Blueprint 2070 published

Governance

ABM Executive Committee meetings

Submissions / position statements

Management of Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Facilities Discussion Paper (in partnership with Westernport councils)

Submissions / position statements

Personal watercraft (jetski) regulatory reforms in Port Phillip Bay

ABM Project

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project

events

Managing Coastal Assets – VAGO

Submissions / position statements

Coastal and Marine Management Plan Guidelines

Submissions / position statements

Maintenance dredging in Port Phillip Bay

external project

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Project

events

Port Phillip Bay Major Projects Update

Submissions / position statements

National Transport Regulatory Reform Productivity Commission Issue Paper (impacts of maritime freight on coastal environments)

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Project Control Group

member services

ABM e-news launched: bi-annual e-newsletter providing Member Councils and stakeholders with information on projects, news and opportunities within and outside of Port Phillip Bay. Current subscription = 240.

external project

Marine and Coastal Policy development

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan Stakeholder Agency Reference Group

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project – Project Control Group

external project

Personal watercraft (jetski) reforms for Port Phillip Bay

events

Walk and Talk – Portarlington

Representation

National Centre for Coasts and Climate Stakeholder Advisory Group for Nature-Based Coastal Defence

Representation

LSIO Coastal Update project

external project

Coastal and Marine Management Plan Guidelines

events

Marine and Coastal Policy – local government briefing

Representation

Coastal and Marine Management Plan working group

Representation

State of the Marine and Coastal Environment Report – Stakeholder Group

Governance

GABM elections

member services

Port Phillip Bay Major Projects Update launched: bi-annual update on major programs and projects in Port Phillip Bay relevant to local government. The Update has been a valuable one-stop-shop for Officers to inform council briefings.
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Representation

Marine and Coastal Policy consultation

Representation

Parks Victoria Land Management Strategy

events

Coastal and Marine Management Plan stakeholder workshop

Governance

New business model – shift from annual pre-set meetings to events focused on issues and opportunities. The new model enabled the ABM to be more responsive in its leadership and advocacy, and more targeted in its knowledge sharing and capacity building.

Representation

Victorian Greenhouse Alliances conference

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Forum

events

Port Phillip Bay Summer Preparedness

events

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment

Representation

DELWP Coastal Forum

Representation

Two Bays Executive Forum

ABM Project

Managing Better Now report series published

Representation

Our city in nature CMA forum

Representation

DELWP policy review

Representation

Marine Spatial Planning Framework Summit

Submissions/Position Statements

Marine and Coastal Management Transition Plan

Submissions / position statements

Reducing the impacts of plastic bags on the Victorian environment

Governance

ABM Executive Committee meetings

events

7 x Bay Blueprint 2070 workshops

Ministerial correspondence

Call for increased education, patrolling and enforcement of personal watercraft (jet skis) in Port Phillip Bay; and a review of existing boating and swimming zones to improve safety.

Ministerial correspondence

Removal of boat ramps fees in Port Phillip Bay

ABM Project

Bay Blueprint 2070 published

events

ABM Annual Dinner

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Project Control Group

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan Stakeholder Agency Reference Group

events

Walk and Talk – Mordialloc

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project – Project Control Group

Representation

National Centre for Coasts and Climate Stakeholder Advisory Group for Nature-Based Coastal Defence

ABM Project

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project

Governance

New model for Annual Dinner – showcasing achievements of ABM Member Councils

Representation

LSIO Coastal Update project

Representation

Coastal and Marine Management Plan working group

events

Walk and Talk – Sandringham

member services

ABM website upgrade

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Beach Renourishment Program Project Steering Group

Representation

Australian Coastal Councils conference

events

Walk and Talk – Yarra River

Governance

New ABM business model endorsed

Representation

NCCARF conference

Representation

RMIT climate change adaptation workshop

external project

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Project

Governance

Inaugural ABM Member Survey

Representation

Victorian CMA catchment summit

Representation

Future Thinking Forum, Royal Society of Victoria

Governance

MAV-ABM Agreement established

events

Port Phillip Bay Land Use Planning Project workshops

events

Coastal Emergency Management Preparations for Port Phillip Bay

Representation

Marine and Coastal Hub workshop

external project

Port Phillip Bay Beach Renourishment Program

Submissions/Position Statements

Port Phillip Bay Local Coastal Hazard Assessment project scope

ABM Project
Governance

ABM strategic plan published

Submissions / position statements

Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan

Events

Bay Blueprint 2070 workshops

Events

Walk and Talk – Elwood

Governance

ABM Charter adopted

Governance

Coastal walk and talk events launched - site-based learning and knowledge sharing

Ministerial correspondence

Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017-2027 – local government partnership

Events

Walk and Talk – Safety Beach

ABM Project

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment Project Control Group

Events

Walk and Talk – Frankston

Events

Walk and Talk – Queenscliffe

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan Stakeholder Agency Reference Group

Governance

ABM elections

Governance

Focus on networking building relationships with other Port Phillip Bay marine and coastal organisations at ABM meetings.

Representation

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Land Use Planning Project – Project Control Group

Events

Councillor Induction – Day on the Bay

Governance

ABM Executive Committee meetings

Partnerships

The Association has continued to strengthen its working relationships with key agencies in Port Phillip Bay, consolidating our reputation as a valuable stakeholder and voice for local government in Port Phillip Bay.

We have expanded our networks external to Port Phillip Bay, working with our fellow Victorian coastal councils along with marine and coastal experts from across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, including:

  • Australian Coastal Councils Association
  • Bellarine Bayside Committee of Management
  • Better Boating Victoria
  • Central Coastal Board
  • Coastcare
  • Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability
  • Corangamite CMA
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • EPA Victoria
  • Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
  • Life Saving Victoria
  • Marine Mammal Foundation
  • Maritime Safety Victoria
  • Melbourne Water
  • Municipal Association of Victoria
  • National Centre for Coasts and Climate
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
  • Parks Victoria
  • Port of Melbourne
  • Port Phillip and Western Port CMA
  • Port Phillip Eco Centre
  • RMIT
  • Royal Society of Victoria
  • South-East Councils Climate Change Alliance
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • VicRoads
  • Victoria Police
  • Victorian Auditor General’s Office
  • Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Victorian Marine and Coastal Council

ABM Councillor Representatives

Recognising the Councillor representatives who have been part of the Association over the past four years, and acknowledging their contribution:

2017-2018 Executive Committee

  • President: Cr Steve Toms (Frankston City Council)
  • Vice President: Cr Tim Baxter (Port Phillip City Council)
  • Cr Rosemary West (Kingston City Council)
  • Claire Dunn (Municipal Association of Victoria)

2019-2020 Executive Committee

  • President: Cr Tim Baxter (Port Phillip City Council)
  • Vice President: Cr Jonathon Marsden (Hobsons Bay City Council)
  • Cr Rosie Clark (Mornington Peninsula Shire Council)
  • Claire Dunn (Municipal Association of Victoria)

ABM Councillor representatives:

  • Cr Bev Colomb (Mornington Peninsula Shire Council)
  • Cr Dick Gross (Port Phillip City Council)
  • Cr Heather Marcus (Wyndham City Council)
  • Cr Jackie Watts (Melbourne City Council)
  • Cr Jim Mason (Greater Geelong City Council)
  • Cr Jonathon Marsden (Hobsons Bay City Council)
  • Cr Laurie Evans (Bayside City Council)
  • Cr Rosemary West (Kingston City Council)
  • Cr Rosie Clark (Mornington Peninsula Shire Council)
  • Cr Sandra Mayer (Frankston City Council)
  • Cr Sarah Mansfield (Greater Geelong City Council)
  • Cr Steve Toms (Frankston City Council)
  • Cr Tim Baxter (Port Phillip City Council)
  • Cr Tony Francis (Queenscliff Borough Council)

Contact

For more information contact ABM Executive Officer at abm@mav.asn.au