Williamstown Dredging Study and Fact Sheet
Parks Victoria is the port and waterway manager for the local port of Port Phillip and is responsible for safe navigation. Williamstown is a significant Maritime Precinct at the mouth of the Yarra River in Port Phillip with a range of marinas, boat manufacturing and maintenance facilities, and piers and jetties along the foreshore.
Hobsons Bay receives sediment from the Yarra River which over time has accumulated to a point where it is impacting on boating access.
Responding to concerns from Williamstown waterway users, the Minister for Ports in June 2016 announced funding to undertake “… a technical dredging study for the Williamstown Maritime Precinct.”
The purpose of the study is to understand the size of the problem, the solution and the cost.
Parks Victoria has prepared a Fact Sheet to help stakeholders understand the purpose and the stages of the project.