The South Channel Fort is a reminder of Port Phillip Bay's early history as part of the defence lines for Melbourne. The artificial island was
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The South Channel Fort is a reminder of Port Phillip Bay's early history as part of the defence lines for Melbourne. The artificial island was constructed in the 1880s to illuminate the channel at night and electronically explode mines under attacking ships coming through the Heads.
A system of antiquated gun emplacements and tunnels are a feature of the island which is now a significant refuge for seabirds.
The Popes Eye was initially proposed for defence purposes but the partially constructed artificial island was never completed.
29 Nov 2013
The Spring 2013 Firewood Collection Season will close across Victoria this weekend (Saturday 30/11/13). Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Statewide Land and Fire Coordinator Rob Price said: "We want to remind people that, from the 1st of December 2013, all designated firewood collection areas will be closed over…