Government Supports Port Phillip Bay Improvement Works

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new fund worth $10 million over four years to protect and preserve the health of Victoria’s iconic Port Phillip Bay.

To be funded by the proceeds of the lease of the Port of Melbourne, the Port Phillip Bay Fund (PPBF) will support projects including water quality improvement works, foreshore upgrades, dune stability works, amenity upgrades and wetlands improvements.

Funding will be open to community groups, NGOs, local government and other agencies with an interest in improving the health of Port Phillip Bay.

The PPBF will be restricted to bay-based and neighboring bay-catchment areas and will include a requirement for projects to demonstrate a 1:1 matching funding arrangement, either cash or in-kind.

A Port Phillip Bay Fund Stakeholder Reference group will be established, with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to coordinate an annual grant application process that allows for multi-year projects.

The money will be made available via a competitive annual grants process to be administered by DELWP.

Arrangements for the grants program are now being finalized and the first round is expected to be open in mid-2016.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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