The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is responsible for creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments.
The Great Ocean Road is a major Victorian tourism attraction for local and international visitors. With increasing visitation and concerns about protecting and maintaining the natural environment and facilities, the Victorian Government identified an urgent need to take a strategic, whole-of-government and place-based approach to land management in the area. Nous worked with DELWP and a range of stakeholders to design and establish the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority (GORCAPA).
Guided by our flagship Organisational Architecture Framework (figure 1), Nous developed a proposed organisational design, funding model and transition plan to establish the new authority. We:
Figure 1. Nous’ Organisational Architecture Framework
Nous developed a transition plan that outlined the sequence, timing and key deliverables for the new authority’s establishment. This included describing how existing entities would be merged and how existing funding mechanisms could be diversified to ensure future upgrades received funding and the new entity remained financially sustainable in the long term.
GORCAPA has been designed with a skills-based board and independent chair to manage the coastal Crown land and marine waters along the Great Ocean Road and is currently undergoing the final stages of implementation.