Port Phillip Bay offers a vast array of social, economic and environmental values for visitors and those who live and work around the Bay and its surrounding regions.

The draft plan was developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in partnership with Melbourne Water and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. It is part of the Victorian Government's commitment to ensure Port Phillip Bay remains healthy and resilient over the coming decade.

The draft Plan proposes three goals to guide future action and investment over the next 10 years:

  • stewardship of the Bay is fostered across community, industry and government
  • the health and community enjoyment of the Bay is enhanced by best practice water quality management
  • the Bay's habitats and marine life are thriving

Community consultation ended on 10 February 2017. We thank the community for your input and interest in securing the health of the Bay.

All community feedback and submissions will be considered, and the draft Plan will be revised.

More information

Contact Dr Jeremy Hindell, Manager Marine Biodiversity Policy and Programs on 9637 9814 or jeremy.s.hindell@delwp.vic.gov.au.

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Or view:

summary brochure (PDF, 264.0 KB)

draft Environmental Management Plan (PDF, 5.3 MB)

supporting document (PDF, 6.7 MB)

2016 consultation report (PDF, 1.8 MB)