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Have your say: Maintenance dredging plan for Port Phillip and Western Port

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Parks Victoria is seeking feedback on a proposed long term Maintenance Dredging Plan for Port Phillip and Western Port following a review of the ongoing maintenance dredging program.

As the Local Port Manager for Port Phillip and Western Port, Parks Victoria provides dredging services to maintain safe boating access at key locations.

“We have conducted a review of our ongoing Port Phillip and Western Port dredging operations to ensure our maintenance dredging program is meeting the needs of recreational boat operators and providing safe access to the busiest recreational port facilities and harbours,” said Senior Manager, Local Ports & Waterways, Victor Teoh.

The review proposes changes such as the inclusion of locations that have historically only required infrequent dredging, dredging to greater depths in some locations and environmental improvements at others.

“The final plan will provide a long-term framework for our maintenance dredging program that is efficient, meets contemporary needs of recreational boat operators and ensures our relevant statutory and environmental obligations are met.” Mr Teoh said.

Visit the project page to view ‘Bays Maintenance Dredging Program - Long Term Environmental Management Plan’, facts sheets and details of community drop-in sessions.

Comments and feedback are welcome until 22 May 2017 and can be submitted by email to

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Jarred Parsons

Parks Victoria media centre