Office of the Environmental Monitor
|The Office was established by the Victorian Government in December 2007 as a requirement for the Channel Deepening Project. The Office was created to provide an independent and transparent view of the environmental performance of the dredging project to the regulators and the Victorian community. It concluded its work on 30 June 2012. |
|The Office's objectives were to:|
- be accessible to all stakeholders and the community;
- scrutinise, report and advise on the project's environmental performance in an independent and transparent way; and
- communicate all available information on the project's environmental performance in a meaningful and timely way to stakeholders and the community.
|The purpose of the Channel Deepening Project was to deepen the shipping channel to allow ships of up to 14 metre draught to use the Port of Melbourne in Port Phillip Bay. |
Works started in February 2008 and ended in November 2009.
|Details of the Office's activities can be found in:|
|The Office's findings and conclusions on the environmental performance of the Channel Deepening Project are presented in its Closeout report. |
Read the report.