Port Phillip Bay Fund grants to help protect the health of Bay and rivers


31/05/2017
People enjoying activites on the Bay

The Victorian Government has provided $3.57 million from the $10 million Port Phillip Bay Fund to protect and improve the health of our iconic Bay and wider bay catchment area.

The fund supports both small and large scale projects that will deliver water quality improvement, foreshore upgrades, dune stability works, amenity upgrades and wetlands improvements.

Recipients of the grants include a wetlands transformation in Westgate Park and habitat repair work for hooded plovers.

A range of educational programs are also funded, as well as a Melbourne Water citizen science litter monitoring program to identify pollution hotspots and priority waterways.

In addition, 180 'Living Water Workbees' will be funded, allowing for up to 6,000 volunteers to protect native biodiversity and improve water quality around Elster Creek and Werribee River.

We are all looking forward to seeing the remarkable work recipients can accomplish.

Recognising the challenges of climate change and population growth, the Victorian Government is developing a new direction for the management of the Bay, partnering with community organisations to address key issues impacting Port Phillip Bay.

The Victorian Government is committed to helping and working together to protect Victoria's plants and animals. For more information visit coastsandmarine.vic.gov.au and environment.vic.gov.au.