Bellarine Peninsula Distinctive Area and Landscape

The Bellarine Peninsula is known for its attractive rural hinterland, boutique wineries and artisan producers. With historic towns such as Queenscliff and excellent beaches, it is a tourism and recreation destination.

Given its proximity to both Geelong and Melbourne, and its reputation as an attractive and relaxed lifestyle destination, areas of the Bellarine Peninsula are under significant urban development pressure, as well as under threat from climate change risks.

The government has declared the Bellarine Peninsula a ‘distinctive area and landscape’ to protect the environment, landscape and lifestyle.  A Statement of Planning Policy will now be developed for the area.

We will consult with Traditional Owners, local councils and the community throughout the project. For more information and to subscribe for updates, visit Bellarine Peninsula Distinctive Area and Landscape | Engage Vic.

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Page last updated: 28/06/22