The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Targets (Western Port)

Targets for the marine water quality of Western Port

Targets are the most important part of this Regional Catchment Strategy because they define our collective intent and direction.  They describe what we aim to achieve, by when and the parameters we will use to monitor and report.   Targets and leadership arrangements are determined in consultation with relevant departments, agencies and delegated land managers.

An assessment of the marine water quality in Western Port has been undertaken.

The target below describes the water quality we expect in this area for the future.  The overall aim for the marine waters of Western Port is to at least maintain current water quality.


Condition 2011/12 Target
88% attainment of SEPP objectives At least 90% attainment of SEPP objectives in Western Port each year to 2030.


The condition of marine waters has been assessed (Method and Condition) as a basis for the targets. Lead organisations are committed to achieving these targets (Leadership) and arrangements are in place to monitor and report on progress and success (Monitoring and Reporting).