Protecting The Future Of Our Bay

18 November 2016

Applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s $10 million Port Phillip Bay Fund are now open.

The fund will support projects including water quality improvement, foreshore upgrades, dune stability works, amenity upgrades and wetlands improvements right around the Bay and bayside catchments.

It will be open to both small and large scale projects, with community groups, non-government organisations, local government and other agencies encouraged to apply.

Victorians are today also encouraged to have their say on the new draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan, a framework to guide the sustainable management of our iconic Bay over the next decade.

The first Bay management plan was released in 2001 and drove significant action and investment.

The new plan aims to tackle key challenges to the Bay’s health including excessive nutrients, sediments and pollution from the catchment, litter, habitat decline, and marine pests.

The Labor Government will deliver a State of the Bay report every five years on the monitored health of Victoria’s coast, bays and waterways.

For more information on the Bay Fund and to apply for a grant visit: Link

To have your say on the draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan visit: Link

The Port Phillip Bay Fund is funded from the proceeds of the lease of the Port of Melbourne.

Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re putting people first by delivering projects that provide real benefits for the Bay and the local community.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville

“We have to look after our iconic waterways, and this money will support improvements to the water quality of the bay, its health and the many amenities it provides.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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