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30 Nov 2016 Sign up now for SMS notifications 

We’re trialling a free SMS service which provides notifications when a ‘POOR’ water quality forecast is issued for Port Phillip Bay beaches. These notifications will allow Victorians to make informed decisions about beaches during the Beach Report season.

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29 Nov 2016 Apply for a Port Phillip Bay Fund grant 

Do you have a project that's aimed at protecting the health of Port Phillip Bay or its catchment areas? Grant applications are now open for the Port Philip Bay Fund.

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28 Nov 2016 Seeking your input on the Draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 

The draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017-2027 has been released for public consultation.

Consultation on the draft Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan is open until 10 February 2017.

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23 Nov 2016 EPA publishes water quality snapshot 

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has today published a snapshot of water quality in Port Phillip Bay and its catchments over the past financial year.

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5 Apr 2016 The Bin Not Bay Environment Litter Program 

The Bin Not Bay© Marine Environment Litter Program is an Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation initiative designed to raise community and industry awareness and initiate action to protect the marine mammal environment in Port Phillip Bay.

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3 Mar 2016 Environmental water release to the Yarra River system 

Melbourne Water, in partnership with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), will commence an environmental water release (the Release) to the Yarra River on Friday 4 March 2016.

Otherwise known as a "summer fresh", the Release will improve habitat for aquatic life and will enhance the River’s health, countering the effects of recent low flows.

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25 Feb 2016 Beach Report SMS text alert trial 

BehaviourWorks at Monash University in conjunction with Life Saving Victoria are looking for participants to sign up to a trial SMS text alert service that will inform them of days when there are fair and poor water quality conditions at their local/nominated beach.

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9 Feb 2016 Have your say on the Environmental Management Plan for Port Phillip Bay  The community is being invited to have its say on a new Environmental Management Plan for Port Phillip Bay.

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22 Jan 2016 Alert removals for Kororoit Creek, Merri Creek and Grace Burn Creek 

Alerts issued for the Kororoit Creek in Sunshine, Merri Creek in Coburg North and the Grace Burn Creek in Healesville have been removed.

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24 Dec 2015 Alert removals for Merri Creek, Stony Creek and Yarra River 

Alerts issued for the Merri Creek in Northcote, Stony Creek in Yarraville and the Yarra River in Alphington and the CBD have been removed.

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20 Nov 2015 Alert removals for Canadian Bay and Gardiners Creek  Alerts issued for Canadian Bay and Gardiners Creek Ashburton have been removed

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30 Oct 2015 Alert removals for Black Rock Beach, Merri Creek and Damper Creek 

Alerts issued for the Black Rock Beach, Merri Creek Fawkner and Damper Creek Glen Waverley have been removed.

 

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25 Sep 2015 Alert removals for the Yarra River in CBD and Healesville 

Alerts issued for the Yarra River in the CBD and parkland in Healesville have been removed.

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25 Sep 2015 Environmental water release for the yarra River 

Melbourne Water will deliver a spring fresh environmental water release to the upper reaches of the Yarra River over the next three weeks to freshen up water quality and scour sediments from the river bed after a dry winter.

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11 Aug 2015 Alert removal for the Maribyrnong River 

The alert issued on 1 August for Maribyrnong River, Maribyrnong has been removed due to no further public reports and recent rain dispersing pollutants.

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6 Aug 2015 Alert removal for Koonung Creek 

The alert issued on 1 August for Koonung Creek, Nunawading has been removed due to no further public reports and recent rain dispersing pollutants

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31 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Darebin Creek 

The alert issued on 29 July for Darebin Creek (tributary of the Yarra River), Heidelberg West has been removed due to no further public reports.

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31 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Moonee Ponds Creek 

The alert issued on 31 July for Moonee Ponds Creek near the corner of Hopetoun Avenue and Albion Road, Brunswick West has been removed.

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31 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Stony Creek Yarraville 

The alert issued on 28 July for Stony Creek (tributary of the Yarra River), Yarraville has been removed due to no further public reports

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29 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Stony Creek, Yarraville 

The alert issued on 6 February 2015 for Stony Creek (tributary of the Yarra River), Yarraville has been removed due to the completion of EPA’s investigation into frequent pollution reports for the waterway.

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29 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Merlynston Creek 

The alert issued on 8 October 2014 for Merlynston Creek (tributary of the Yarra River) in Jack Roper Reserve, Broadmeadows has been removed due to no recent reports of pollution.

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28 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Anderson Creek East Branch  On Sunday 26th July, EPA was notified of a sewer spill into Anderson Creek East Branch in Warrenwood

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23 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Maribyrnong River and Stony Creek  A pollution report alerted the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to fire suppressing foam in the Maribyrnong River, near Evans St in Braybrook

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23 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Toolern Creek 

On 21st July, EPA was advised of a vehicle leaking fuel into Toolern Creek in Melton South

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21 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Darebin Creek 

A community pollution report alerted Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to foam in the Darebin Creek, near Tyler Street in Reservoir.

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16 Jul 2015 Alert removal for Kororoit and Toomuc Creeks  A community pollution report alerted Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to an oily sheen in Kororoit Creek, next to Seaview Parade in Williamstown

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14 Jul 2015 Pollution alerts removed in Glen Waverley and Fairfield  A community pollution report alerted Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to a foreign fatty/greasy like substance in Scotchmans Creek, just off Crosby Drive in Glen Waverley.

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7 Jul 2015 Alert removed for Brushy Creek Mooroolbark  A call from community alerted Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to discoloured water flowing into Brushy Creek (tributary of the Yarra River), near Mount View Parrade, Mooroolbark.

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3 Jul 2015  

Alert issued 29 June for Stony Creek near Cruickshank Park, Yarraville has been removed. A burst main caused the milky discolouration. The main was repaired but discolouration may have continued as sediment settled.

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1 Jul 2015 Darebin Creek pollution alert removed 

A glue like substance spilled on the corner of Settlement and Plenty roads in Bundoora was reported by the transport company responsible for the spill. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has deemed the cleanup satisfactory.

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1 Jul 2015 Bloom warning removed from Mill Park Lakes wetlands  Melbourne Water testing has confirmed that the blue-green algal bloom affecting Mill Park Lakes wetlands in Mill park has cleared.

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24 Jun 2015 Blue-green algae warning removed for Greaves Rd retarding basin  A blue-green algae bloom in the Greaves Road retarding basin and Beaumont Waters wetlands in Berwick Springs Estate has cleared, according to Melbourne Water testing.

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12 Jun 2015 Merri Creek pollution caused by burst mains 

Several burst mains were determined to be the cause of discoloured water in Merri Creek in Clifton Hills on Wednesday 10 June. 

Community reports prompted a response by Environment Protection Officers..

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11 Jun 2015 'Awesome' boat sinks in Queenscliff Harbour  On Tuesday 9 June Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) was alerted to a sunken boat in Queenscliff Harbour.

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5 Jun 2015 Kananook Creek pollution report investigation  A community report of a grey, opaque substance in Kanaook Creek, Seaford prompted an Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) investigation on Tuesday 2 June 2015.

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27 May 2015 Narre Warren pollution alert removed 

Pollution alert for Harry Oakes Reserve in Narre Warren has been removed. 

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25 May 2015 Alert removal for Elsernwick wetlands  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oil slick in the wetlands area in the Elsternwick golf course has now been removed.

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18 May 2015 Alert Removal for Merri Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to white cloudy liquid in Merri Creek, Brunswick East has now been removed.

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18 May 2015 Alert Removal for Maribyrnong River  Please be advised that an alert relating to runoff from the cleaning of vehicles and shipping containers in Maribyrnong River - near Fisherman's Bend - West Melbourne, has now been removed.

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18 May 2015 Alert removal for St Kilda Harbour  Please be advised that an alert relating to a diesel slick in St Kilda marina has now been removed.

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12 May 2015   Please be advised that an alert relating to a purple discolouration in Mile Creek, Noble Park has now been removed.

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7 May 2015 Environmental water for the Yarra River 

Melbourne Water will deliver an autumn fresh environmental water release to the Yarra River over the next four weeks (starting on 8 May 2015) to support the spawning of Australian grayling.

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5 May 2015 Alert Removal for Edgar's Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a bright green discolouration in Edgar's Creek, Coburg North has now been removed.

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4 May 2015 Alert Removal for Kororoit Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily substance in Kororoit Creek, Williamstown, has now been removed.

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4 May 2015 Alert removal for Gardiner's Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a white substance in Gardiner's Creek, Ashwood has now been removed.

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28 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Eummerring Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to paint being spilled into Eumemmering Creek has now been removed.

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28 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Werribee River   Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill in Werribee River near Grant St, Bacchus Marsh, has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Eummerring Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to paint being spilled into Eumemmering Creek has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Forest Hill Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a blue discolouration running through Felicia Dale Reserve (northern side of Canterbury Road) and Forest Hill Reserve (southern side of Canterbury Road), Forest Hill, has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Vic Harbour  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oil film on the eastern side of Victoria Harbour, Docklands, has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Werribee River  Please be advised that an alert relating to a brown coloured discharge from a stormwater drain - near Tariff Court, Werribee - has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Lake Caroline  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill in the northern end of Lake Caroline near Garretty Street, Caroline Springs, has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Kororoit Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to discolouration in Kororoit Creek near Fraser Street, Albion, has now been removed.

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27 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Ringwood Lake  Please be advised that an alert relating to discolouration in Ringwood Lake, Ringwood, has now been removed.

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22 Apr 2015 Alert removal Eumemmering Creek, Dandenong South  Following a report from the public regarding a blue/green colour in Eummerring Creek, Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) officers visited the Dandenong South creek yesterday.

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22 Apr 2015 Alert removal Darebin Creek, Ivanhoe  Community reports of pollution occurring in Darebin Creek near Abbott Street, Ivanhoe prompted Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) Officers to investigate.

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21 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Kororoit Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a small diesel spill in Kororoit Creek - near Ganton Court, Williamstown North - has now been removed.

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20 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Kororoit Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a milky white discolouration and associated chemical smell in Kororoit Creek - near Grieve Parade and Blackshaws Road, Altona North - has now been removed.

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20 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Dandenong Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a light-grey discolouration in Dandenong Creek - reported at the confluence of Old Joes Creek and Dandenong Creek in Marie Wallace Park, Bayswater - has been removed.

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20 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Darebin Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to discoloured water and a foamy substance in Darebin Creek - downstream of Dougharty Road, Heidelberg West - has now been removed.

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13 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Fisherman's Beach  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill at Fisherman's Beach, Mornington has now been removed.

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13 Apr 2015 Alert removal at Dynon Street  Please be advised that the algal and bacterium bloom alert for 420 Dynon St, West Melbourne has now been removed.

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8 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Merri Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to discharge from a stormwater drain in Merri Creek - downstream of Eunson Avenue - Northcote has now been removed.

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7 Apr 2015 Alert removal for Collina Glen Reserve  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill into an open stormwater drain at Collina Glen Reserve, Mitcham has now been removed.

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7 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Yarra River Warrandyte  Please be advised that an alert relating to a discharge from a stormwater drain at Yarra River (near the corner of Yarra Street and Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road, Warrandyte) has now been removed.

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7 Apr 2015 Alert Removal for Darebin Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to green discharge in Darebin Creek - south of Bell Street, Heidelberg West - has now been removed.

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7 Apr 2015 Alert removal for St Kilda West beach  Please be advised that an alert relating to white discolouration in an open water drain in St Kilda West beach (near the northern end of Pier Road, St Kilda West) has now been removed.

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2 Apr 2015 Alert removals for Yarra River, Koonung Creek and Darebin Creek 

Please be advised that alerts relating to water discolouration in the Yarra River, Koonung Creek and Darebin Creek have been removed.

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31 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Maribyrnong River  Please be advised that an alert relating to discoloured water at Maribyrnong River, near Tea Gardens Drive, Avondale Heights, has now been removed.

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27 Mar 2015 Alert removal for Darebin Creek  Please be advised that two alerts for Darebin Creek have now been removed.

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26 Mar 2015 Alert removal for Darebin Creek 

Please be advised that an alert relating to discolouration in Darebin Creek, upstream of Ford Street, Thornbury has now been removed.

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26 Mar 2015 Alert removal for Laurimar Wetlands  Please be advised that the sewer spill alert for Laurimar Wetlands near Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, has now been removed.

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24 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Mills Beach  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill at Mills Creek, Mornington - in Tanti Creek - has now been removed.

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23 Mar 2015 Alert removal for Victoria Harbour  Please be advised that an alert relating to a fuel spill in Victoria Harbour has now been removed.

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19 Mar 2015 Rye beach sand management works  Reports of discoloured sand on Rye beach are a result of sand management work at the Rye boat ramp

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18 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Mullum Mullum Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a white discharge in Mullum Mullum Creek has now been removed.

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16 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Scotchman's Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a white discolouration at Scotchman's Creek - near Crosby Drive overpass - Glen Waverley has now been removed.

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10 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Steele Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a muddy white discharge in Steele Creek at Spring Gully Reserve in Keilor East has now been removed.

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10 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Altona Beach  Please be advised that an alert relating to black discolouration reported at Altona Beach - near Webb Street - has been removed.

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4 Mar 2015 Alert Removal for Mullum Mullum Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a yellow discolouration in Mullum Mullum Creek - a tributary of the Yarra River - Ringwood, has now been removed.

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2 Mar 2015 Alert removals - various  We have now removed alerts for a number of areas around Victoria.

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2 Mar 2015 Alert removal for Merri Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to discolouration in Merri Creek, Abbotsford has now been removed.

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23 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Maribyrnong River  Please be advised that an alert relating to a fuel spill in the Maribyrnong River - sighted near Avondale Heights - has now been removed.

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23 Feb 2015 Alert Removals - Various  We have now removed alerts for a number of areas around Victoria.

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16 Feb 2015 Alert removal for a Severe Thunderstorm  Please be advised that an alert relating to a severe thunderstorm throughout Victoria has now been removed.

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16 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Station Street Box Hill South  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewage spill in a drain beside Gardiners Creek near Station Street, Box Hill South, has now been removed.

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16 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Caldwell Street Glenroy  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewage spill in Caldwell Street, Glenroy, has now been removed.

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16 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Mullum Mullum Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a muddy brown discharge in Mullum Mullum Creek - near the footbridge in Peter Vergers Reserve - Ringwood, has now been removed.

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16 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Glen Iris  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewerage spill at Back Creek Reserve near Ruskin Road, Glen Iris, has now been removed.

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11 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Cowies Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewage spill at Cowies Creek - near Nowra Court, Norlane - Geelong has now been removed.

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10 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Taylors Lakes  Please be advised that an alert relating to a white coloured discharge at Taylors Lakes Linear Park, Taylors Lakes has now been removed.

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9 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Stony Creek Yarraville  Please be advised that an alert relating to a brown coloured discharge at Stony Creek - near Westgate Golf Course - Yarraville, has now been removed.

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9 Feb 2015 Alert removal for St Leonards  Please be advised that an alert relating to fish reports at Edward's Point, St. Leonards - near Beach Road - has now been removed.

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9 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Appleton Docks  Please be advised that an alert relating to white discolouration at Appleton Docks, West Melbourne, has been removed.

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9 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Scotchman's Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a reddish, silty discolouration at Scotchman's Creek, Glen Waverley has now been removed.

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5 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Pier Street  Please be advised that an alert relating to black water at Pier Street, Altona has now been removed.

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5 Feb 2015 Alert Reactivated for Taylors Lakes  Please be advised that an alert relating to a white coloured discharge at Linear Park, Taylors Lakes, has now been reactivated.

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4 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Merri Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a white coloured discharge at Merri Creek - near Alister Street - Fitzroy North, has now been removed.

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4 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Steele Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a grey discolouration at Steele Creek - between Western Ring Road and Susan Court - in Keilor East has now been removed.

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3 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Cowies Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a polluted runoff at Cowies Creek, Geelong has now been removed.

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3 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Dandenong Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to green discolouration in Dandenong Creek, Heathmont, has been removed.

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3 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Merri Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen at Merri Creek - upstream of St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North - has now been removed.

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3 Feb 2015 Alert removal for Stony Creek Yarraville  Please be advised that an alert relating to a green coloured discharge at Stony Creek downstream of St Leonards Avenue, Yarraville, has now been removed.

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3 Feb 2015 Alert Removal for Hampton Beach  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen at Hampton Beach, Hampton has now been removed.

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28 Jan 2015 Alert Removal for Blackburn Lake Sanctuary  Please be advised that an alert relating to discolouration at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary has now been removed.

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27 Jan 2015 Alert Removal for Stony Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a green coloured discharge at Stony Creek, Yarraville has now been removed.

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20 Jan 2015 Alert removal for Plenty River  Please be advised that an alert relating to brown discoloured water in Plenty River at Banyule Flats Reserve, Rosanna East has now been removed.

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13 Jan 2015 Alert removal for Stony Creek Yarraville  Please be advised that an alert relating to a milky coloured discharge at Stony Creek, Yarraville has now been removed.

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12 Jan 2015 Alert removal for Docklands  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen at Victoria Harbour, Docklands has now been removed.

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12 Jan 2015 Alert removal for Docklands Harbour  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen at Victoria Harbour, Docklands has now been removed.

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12 Jan 2015 Victoria's Cleanest Beaches  A trip west down the Princess Freeway is the best choice if you’re hoping to escape this year’s oppressive summer swelter.

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12 Jan 2015 Heavy rainfall impacts Melbourne's waterways  Due to the inclement conditions experienced this week past, water quality throughout the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay was impacted.

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9 Jan 2015  

Environment Protection Authority Victoria predicts water quality in Melbourne’s waterways and beaches will be impacted by this weekend’s heavy rainfall. Stormwater from drains, rivers and streams entering the bay is the major factor affecting beach water quality.

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2 Jan 2015 Alert removal for Mordialloc Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill at Mordialloc Creek, Braeside has now been removed.

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30 Dec 2014 Alert Removal for Dandenong Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to water discolouration affecting several creeks around Port Phillip Bay, including Dandenong Creek, has been removed.

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29 Dec 2014 Alert Removal for Stony Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen at Stony Creek, Spotswood has now been removed.

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22 Dec 2014 Darebin Creek Reservoir Alert Removal  Please be advised that the sewer spill alert for Darebin creek reservoir has been removed.

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18 Dec 2014 Alert removal for Merlynston Creek in Upfield  Please be advised that the sewer spill alert for Merlynston Creek in Upfield has now been removed.

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8 Dec 2014 Alert Removal for Scotchmans Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a cooking oil spill in Scotchmans Creek, upstream of Waverley Road, Mount Waverley has now been removed.

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8 Dec 2014 Alert Removal for Docklands Harbour 

Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen at Victoria Harbour, Docklands has now been removed.

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4 Dec 2014 Alert for Yarra River  Please be advised that an alert relating to an oily sheen in the Yarra River has now been removed.

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3 Dec 2014 Alert removal for Dandenong Creek   Pollution alert relating to black discolouration of Dandenong Creek, near Colchestor Road, Bayswater North has now been removed.

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2 Dec 2014 Alert removal for Gardiners Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a clay coloured sediment discharge in Gardiners Creek south of Canterbury Road, Box Hill South, has now been removed.

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1 Dec 2014 Alert removal for Yarra at Spencer Street bridge  Please be advised the EPA has removed the alert reported for pollution in the Yarra at Spencer Street bridge.

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7 Nov 2014 Alert Removal for Scotchmans Creek  Please be advised that an alert for cooking oil in Scotchmans Creek has been removed.

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5 Nov 2014 Alert removal for Brown Reserve  Please be advised that an alert relating to water discolouration in Brown Reserve (off Albion Crescent), Greensborough, has now been removed.

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30 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Back Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to diluted sewage being discharged into Back Creek (near Lyden Park) in Camberwell has now been removed.

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30 Oct 2014 Alert removal for Anthony Avenue Reserve  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill in the Anthony Avenue Reserve retarding basin has now been removed.

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30 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Scotchman's Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to diluted sewage being discharged into Scotchmans Creek, Mount Waverley has now been removed.

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30 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Merri Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to diluted sewage being discharged into Merri Creek near Harding Street, Coburg has now been removed.

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30 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Westbreen Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to diluted sewage being discharged into Westbreen Creek near Cadwell St, Glenroy has now been removed.

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21 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Woori Yallock Creek  Please be advised that a sewer spill alert issued for Woori Yallock Creek has now been removed.

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20 Oct 2014 Little Hotspots Project 

The Victorian Government has recently announced funding allocations for round two of the Litter Hotspots Project totalling nearly $1.3 million for local organisations to implement their projects.

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20 Oct 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards 2014 

Winners of the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2014 were announced on 2 October 2014.

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15 Oct 2014 Spring environmental flow for the Yarra 

An environmental water release by Melbourne Water will assist in bolstering the population of numerous fish species in the Yarra River this spring.

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14 Oct 2014 Alert removal for Merri Creek 

Please be advised that an alert relating to water discolouration in Merri Creek (tributary of the Yarra) near the corner of Queens Parade and Derby Street, Fawkner, has now been removed.

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14 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Mullum Mullum Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill in Mullum Mullum Creek (a tributary of the Yarra), Donvale has now been removed.

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13 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Darebin Creek and Darebin Parklands  Please be advised that an alert relating to a foamy substance being discharged into Darebin Creek (tributary of the Yarra River) and Darebin Parklands has now been removed.

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6 Oct 2014 Alert removed for Heatherdale Creek  Please be advised that an alert relating to a diesel spill in Heatherdale Creek has now been removed.

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26 Sep 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014 

This year the Premier's Sustainability Awards includes a Cleaner Yarra and Bay category.

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22 Sep 2014   Please be advised that an alert relating to the red discharge and discolouration in Mullum Mullum Creek, Ringwood has now been removed.

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15 Sep 2014 Alert removed for Cowies Creek 

Please be advised that an alert relating to a sewer spill in Cowies Creek, Norlane, has now been removed.

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15 Sep 2014   Please be advised that an alert relating to reports of a white discharge from a stormwater drain near Link Drive, Campbellfield, has now been removed.

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11 Sep 2014 Alert removed for Dandenong, Merri, Moonee Ponds, Mullum Mullum, Scotchmans, Westbreen Creeks 

Please be advised that an alert relating to sewerage being discharged into Dandenong, Merri, Moonee Ponds, Mullum Mullum, Scotchmans and Westbreen Creeks has now been removed.

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9 Sep 2014 Alert for Link Drive in Campbellfield  EPA is investigating reports of a white discharge from a stormwater drain into a wetland near Link Drive, Campbellfield.

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5 Sep 2014 Alert removed for Merlynston Creek 

An alert concerning a chemical discharge at Merlynston Creek, Campbellfield has now been taken down.

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2 Sep 2014 Alert removed for Kananook Creek, Frankston 

We have removed the alert for Kananook Creek, Frankston.

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1 Sep 2014   We’ve removed the alert reported for pollution in the Yarra near Burleigh Street, Newport.

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28 Aug 2014 EPA has removed an orange paint alert for Balcombe Creek  

EPA has removed an orange paint alert for Balcombe Creek downstream of Harrap Road, Mt Martha.

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28 Aug 2014 EPA has removed a green discharge alert for Merri Creek, Abbotsford 

EPA has removed a green discharge alert for Merri Creek, Abbotsford. This is no longer occurring. The green discharge has partially dissipated and is expected to break down over time. EPA will continue to monitor the situation.

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22 Aug 2014 Latex product responsible for discharge into Darebin Creek  An EPA drain-chase has confirmed that a white and blue discharge into Darebin Creek earlier in the week was a latex product used in carpet manufacture.

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22 Aug 2014   An EPA investigation has confirmed the white substance found on a concrete bed at Mile Creek in Springvale is an old paint stain.

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8 Aug 2014  

A white substance in the Elwood Canal has been captured by booms, but can't be tracked back to source.

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8 Aug 2014  

Construction sites were the likely cause of sediment an foam in Darebin Creek today, according to EPA Victoria.

Environment Protection Officers conducted multiple site inspections and  said the sediment was likely being deposited in the street from trucks leaving construction sites and then flowing into the stormwater with the rain.

Local companies were required to put extra containment measures in place, and a street sweeper was used to clean the road.

The EPO also found a company washing vehicles in their courtyard, with wash waters flowing into the drain. The company will receive a notice to install a wash bay connected to sewer.

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8 Aug 2014   Rain has dissolved evidence of discharge to Merri Creek

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5 Aug 2014 Beaumaris clean-up complete 

Bayside City Council has completed clean-up of a Ricketts Pt in Beaumaris. Reported on Sunday 3 August, the Council suspect that the pollution was overflow from heavy rains rather than a sewer spill. If you see pollution report it to EPA Victoria on 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).

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26 Jul 2014   The alert for Mullum Mullum Creek has been removed.

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22 Jul 2014 Darebin Creek alert removed 22 July 2014  We have removed the alert for pollution within Darebin Creek near Ford Crescent, Thornbury. An Environment Protection Officer investigated the pollution reports on Tuesday 22 July 2014 and saw no visible signs of pollution.

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19 Jul 2014  

An Environment Protection Officer investigated pollution reports on Saturday 19 July 2014.

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11 Jul 2014  

We have removed a pollution alert associated with reports of an oily sheen on the Yarra River at Fairfield.

 

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10 Jul 2014  

We have removed the alert for a discharge at Merri Creek, Northcote. Clean up has been conducted.

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7 Jul 2014  

Environment Protection Officers investigated pollution reports on Sunday 6 July 2014 and saw no visible signs of pollution.

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26 Jun 2014  

We have removed the alert for a sewer spill at Gardiners Creek, Box Hill.

 

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23 Jun 2014  

An alert has been removed for discoloured water in Hovells Creek, Lara.

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17 Jun 2014  

EPA has recieved confirmation from Yarra Valley Water that clean up of a sewer spill at Koonung Creek, a tributary of the Yarra, Doncaster, has been complete.

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27 May 2014   We have removed the alert for pollution within Stony Creek at the end of St Leonards Ave in Yarraville. The pollutant has dissipated.

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26 May 2014   We have removed the alert for a sewer spill at Diamond Creek downstream of Watkins Street, St Helena. Clean up has been completed.

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23 May 2014   Alert removed for reported black discoloured water in Bungalook Creek, downstream of Bayswater Road, Bayswater North.

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22 May 2014  

The 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards is now calling for entries in the new 'Cleaner Yarra and Bay' category.

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22 May 2014  

We've removed the alert for brown-red discoloured water reported in Donaldson Creek and Darebin Creek

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22 May 2014 Edgars Creek alert removed  Alert removed for a stormwater discharge into Edgars Creek.

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22 May 2014 Gardiners Creek alert removed 

Alert removed for reported chemical spill or runoff into Gardiners Creek near Sugargum Court, Nunawading.

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15 May 2014  

Alert removed for sewage spill.

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15 May 2014  

Alert removed for the sewage spill in Tangenong Creek at Frankston South.

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7 May 2014  

The Tanti Creek sewer spill alert has been removed.

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6 May 2014  

We're investigating reports of a white discharge, visible on the shoreline and rocks at a wetland near the corner of Link Drive and National Boulevard, Campbellfield. Avoid contact until further notice.

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23 Apr 2014  

Life Saving Victoria’s water safety education programs have been modified to include information about water quality and EPA’s summertime Beach Report forecasts.

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4 Apr 2014 Hill Lake algal bloom alert removed 

EPA has removed an algal bloom alert for Hill Lake, Rowville. Melbourne Water has done some sampling and results are below guideline levels.

 

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4 Apr 2014 Alert emoved for Melton sewage spill 

We've removed the alert for the sewage spill from the Melton waste water treatment plant. Western Region Water Authority and Southern Rural have finished cleaning up.

The spill occurred in a stormwater pipe, one kilometre downstream of Greigs Road bridge, Melton South, flowing into the Werribee River.

 

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28 Mar 2014 Beach Report and Yarra Watch season summary 

EPA Victoria’s summer time water quality forecasting service, Beach Report and Yarra Watch, ended on Monday 10 March 2014 and will return at the start of summer on 1 December 2014. This summer, water quality was generally forecast as good in the Bay and good to fair for the Yarra.

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25 Mar 2014  

Environment Protection Officers investigated the pollution report at a wetland near the corner of Link Drive and National Boulevard, Campbellfield but the discharge had stopped and most had dissipated.

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18 Mar 2014  

The alert for discoloured water in Stony Creek, Yarraville, has been removed.

 

 

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7 Mar 2014  

EPA Victoria’s summer time water quality forecasting service, Beach Report and Yarra Watch, will end on Monday 10 March 2014 with the last forecast due to be sent out at 3pm that day. Beach Report and Yarra Watch provides the latest information to the general public when they are most likely to be enjoying our waterways which is over the summer period.

 

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28 Feb 2014 Sheepwash Creek - Dromana report investigated 

Environment Protection Officers investigated reports of pollution in Sheepwash Creek around Collins Rd, Dromana.

 

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17 Feb 2014   After investigation, it was identified that the discoloured water observed in Stony Creek, Cruikshank Park, Yarraville, was due to a main water pipe failure

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14 Feb 2014  

EPA Victoria Environment Protection Officers investigated reports of pollution in a Forest Hill surface drain, flowing into Gardiners Creek (tributary of the Yarra River) at Felicia Dale Reserve, Forest Hill.

We can confirm the clean-up was completed and Melbourne Water has erected signs and will continue to monitor the situation.

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14 Feb 2014  

EPA has found the source of a water discoloration in Darebin Creek and has required the issue be resolved to prevent further pollution.

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4 Feb 2014 Litter hotspots targeted 

The Victorian Government is providing $100,000 to target litter along the Yarra River and bay beaches. Funding will go to councils to tackle litter hotspots.

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24 Jan 2014 Action brings Maribyrnong back to glory days 

Maribyrnong valley receives $1.04 million from the Victorian Government for environmental improvements. 

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22 Jan 2014 Fresh flows to boost Yarra River health after hot spell 

The Yarra River will receive a fresh flow of water to improve the iconic river’s health and maintain habitat within the waterway after a hot dry January.

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15 Jan 2014 EPA Victoria launches new litter reporting mobile app  

It is now even easier to report litterers with EPA Victoria launching a new litter reporting mobile app.

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6 Jan 2014 Make the most of your litter report 

EPA Victoria is encouraging litter reporters to ensure their reports are accurate and complete so that we can work together with you to tackle litter.

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3 Jan 2014 Grey clouds are going to clear up for Summer by the Sea 

Victoria’s popular Summer by the Sea event has commenced, kicking off a series of more than 300 coastal and marine activities across Victoria’s coast from 2 – 26 January 2014.

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3 Jan 2014 A lucky escape for young seal 

The young seal dozing on the platform of Chinaman’s Hat is unaware that only days earlier he could have been heading towards a long, slow strangulation.

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20 Dec 2013 Beachgoers in the know 

A new water quality forecasting signage service has begun at six bayside beaches this year as part of the Victorian Government’s A Cleaner Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay – A Plan of Action.

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19 Dec 2013 Bookings now open for Summer by the Sea 

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today invited Victorians to participate in more than 300 free beach and marine activities across Victoria.

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10 Dec 2013 Summer crackdown on littering launched 

CIGARETTE butts will be the key focus of EPA Victoria’s summer litter crackdown, with figures revealing around 25 bushfires in Victoria’s park and forests are caused every year by discarded butts.

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19 Nov 2013 Frogs get volunteers on the hop 

The Melbourne Water Frog Census is officially open and monitors will be heading to their local creek, river and wetland to record their calls, helping to further understand the health of waterways.

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17 Nov 2013 Celebrate local waterways 

The 20th anniversary of a program to help monitor the health of local waterways will be celebrated with a free community BBQ and family activities.

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Program Partners

Department of Environment and Primary Industries Environmental Protection Agency Melbourne Water