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- The works to Kerferd Road Pier have been delayed by bad weather and more work required than originally identified. For example, a recent storm event has washed away more than half a metre of sand from under the pier revealing additional piles that require replacement. Kerferd Road Pier should be open by mid July 2019. Parks Victoria apologise for the delays in completing this important project. at Kerferd Road and Lagoon Piers, Monday 24 June, 2019
- Queenscliff Harbour Pty Ltd have commenced works on the reconstruction of Fisherman’s Wharf. As part of these works, Parks Victoria will be closing access to the Dinghy Basin Pontoon in mid-June 2019. The pontoon and Dinghy Basin will be closed for at least two to three months. at Queenscliff Harbour, Thursday 16 May, 2019
- A partial replacement of lighting is currently planned for Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater. These works are expected to occur in July 2019 and will replace the outer nine lights and poles with new LED lights. Please be aware that reliability of existing pier lighting may be affected until these works are complete. at Middle Brighton Pier and Breakwater, Friday 5 April, 2019
- The Low Landing on Rye Pier is closed until further notice. at Rye Pier, Thursday 28 February, 2019
- There have been numerous sightings of Lions Mane Jellyfish near the swimming beach over the first few weeks of January. Take some vinegar with you if you visit, and wear a full wetsuit or sunsuit for protection when swimming or snorkelling. at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Monday 14 January, 2019
- Parks Victoria has received reports of deceased birdlife on Mud Islands. An investigation to determine the cause of death is currently underway alongside relevant authorities. We have collected samples from the island, which will be sent for testing. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the birdlife on the island over the coming weeks. Please don’t handle any birdlife or disturb carcasses. Report sightings of distressed or unwell birds by calling 13 19 63 or emailing email@example.com at Mud Islands, Monday 7 January, 2019
- Mariners are advised maintenance dredging works along the entrance channel of Werribee River are now complete and depth has been restored to the channel. The freshly dredged sand may contain organic material such as seaweed giving it a dark colour and mild odour. This material will naturally return to a normal colour and lose any odour after a few days. See the latest Notice to Mariners No. 354 – 2018 (PDF). at Werribee South Jetty, Friday 7 December, 2018
- Visitors are advised to avoid contact with water and sediments within Stony Creek Backwash and Stony Creek following a pollution event in August 2018. Please walk on designated paths and boardwalks when visiting Stony Creek Backwash. For more information, call the Williamstown office on (03) 8427 2139. at Stony Creek Backwash, Friday 2 November, 2018
- Due to the recent Footscray factory fire, Stony Creek Backwash is closed to the public until further notice. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and Melbourne Water are warning people to avoid coming in contact with water from Stony Creek. Find out more. at Stony Creek Backwash, Friday 31 August, 2018
- Access to the Stony Creek Backwash is restricted until late December 2018, including closures to pedestrian tracks and the boardwalk, due to Melbourne Water works on the North Yarra Deviation Sewer Relining project. For more information, please call the Williamstown office on (03) 8427 2139. at Stony Creek Backwash, Tuesday 17 July, 2018
- A section of the Mornington Pier is closed for public safety until further notice due to storm damage. The majority of the pier remains accessible to visitors, including the lower landing. at Mornington Pier and Jetty, Monday 16 April, 2018
- There are currently no moorings available. at Werribee Mooring Area, Wednesday 4 April, 2018
- 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
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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