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- From Monday 26 February to Friday 9 March 2018, maintenance works are required to reinstate and replace Portarlington Pier's steel and concrete groyne as part of Portarlington Safe Harbour works. The pier will remain closed during times when the steel sheet pile is being driven into the sea bed, between the new and old pier approach. The public, including recreational anglers, will have no access to the pier and breakwater from Mondays to Fridays, between 7.00am to 5.30pm. Access to the pier will be permitted for commercial aquaculture and commercial fishing operators and Port Phillip Ferry passengers between 10.00am to 11.30am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm each day during the works period. The pier will be open for all users during the weekend of 3-4 March 2018 as works will be suspended over this period. at Portarlington Pier, Wednesday 21 February, 2018
- One of the piles from Altona Pier has been dislodged. This pile had been located between cross-heads and its removal does not impact the load-bearing capacity of the pier. Altona Pier is structurally safe and remains open for pedestrian use. at Altona Pier, Thursday 11 January, 2018
- There will be some restrictions to public access, including closures to some roads and tracks in Stony Creek Backwash from November 2017 to February 2018 due to ExxonMobil's Yarraville jet fuel pipeline construction works. Visitors are reminded to exercise caution when entering the area. For more information on works visit www.exxonmobil.com.au/en-au/energy/oil/oil-operations/fuel-terminals. at Stony Creek Backwash, Wednesday 15 November, 2017
- Due to storm damage the water under and around the pier is closed to diving and swimming. Following minor works to the jetty structure the upper deck and low landing of the pier are now open allowing for pedestrian and fishing access. Parks Victoria is continuing to progress the planning for future storm recovery works associated with the pier wave screens. at Mornington Pier and Jetty, Thursday 2 November, 2017
- A section of Kerferd Road Pier is in very poor condition and has been deemed unsafe for ongoing use in its current condition. The outer 125m section of pier will be closed to the public from Wednesday 1 November 2017 until further notice. Kerferd Road Pier is a heritage structure and will be restored appropriately. at Kerferd Road and Lagoon Piers, Wednesday 1 November, 2017
- A small section at the end of Seaford Pier is closed for public safety due to a damaged pile. The closure will remain in place until the structure is made safe for public access. at Seaford Pier, Friday 9 June, 2017
- Surface area:1,930km2
- Average depth:8m
Covering 1,930 square kilometres, Port Phillip is the entrance to Australia's busiest port and is one of Victoria's most popular recreational destinations. Although Port Phillip is commonly referred to as ‘the Bay’ or ‘Port Phillip Bay’, Port Phillip is actually not a bay at all. It’s a local port area that is actually made up of over 16 bays.
Every year millions of people enjoy its vast coastline, world-class swimming beaches and coastal parks. An entirely different perspective however is available to those who explore Port Phillip by boat. Island, shipwrecks and marine reserves dot Port Phillip, while scuba diving and fishing reveal the colourful diversity of Port Phillip's marine life.
Over 3.2 million people live around its shore, making Port Phillip Australia's most densely populated catchment. Port Phillip is a large expanse of water that is surprisingly shallow in many places. Nearly half of Port Phillip is less than 8 metres deep. Its greatest depth is 24 metres.
Studies show that Port Phillip is a dynamic and self sustaining ecosystem which is healthier and cleaner than comparable bays near large cities. The shallowness of the water aids aeration and the many marine plants and organisms keep Port Phillip in good condition.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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