Melbourne’s Marine and Coastal Guarantee

Mr Mark Rodrigue1

1Parks Victoria , Queenscliff , Australia


In 2016 Coast to Coast was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria. A series of Guiding Principles for Marine and Coastal Management, alternately known as Melbourne’s Marine and Coastal Guarantee (MCG), were been developed following Coast to Coast 2016 as a means of distilling some of the big ideas discussed at the conference, and that reflect best practice in marine and coastal management.

This presentation will present these principles at Coast to Coast 2018 with a view to stimulating broader discussion and potential adoption of them as guideposts for practitioners in the development of comprehensive, inclusive, and sustainable responses to the challenges of managing Australia’s coasts and seas.


Mark Rodrigue is marine and coastal protected area manager with extensive experience in community engagement and education.