The current condition of marine water in Port Phillip Bay has been assessed (Method and Condition) and targets have been set for the future (Targets). Lead organisations are committed to achieving these targets (Leadership) and the main pressures have been identified (Pressures).
This section outlines the monitoring that will be undertaken to check progress towards the targets and how progress will be reported.
The Environment Protection Authority regularly collects water quality data for Port Phillip Bay and maintains a database of the results.
Each year, this data is used to re-assess the condition of marine water by comparing the results to the objectives in the relevant State environmental protection policy.
The condition of marine water will be reported on as part of a 'catchment condition' report produced every 3 years by the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority. The report will include discussion of the following questions: