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Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Our Sea, Our Future
Major findings of the State of the Marine Environment Report for Australia

Compiled by Leon P. Zann
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville Queensland

Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Canberra (1995)
ISBN 0 642 17391 5

5. Regional issues in the marine environment - continued


Population:3.7 million (70% in Melbourne and Geelong). Coastline: 200km long. Highest coastal population density and industrial development in Australia. Major features: open coasts and lakes in east; large bays, inlets, estuaries and lakes. Problem areas include: Port Phillip Bay (especially Corio Bay, Hobsons Bay Geelong Arm), and Western Port and Gippsland Lakes.(6-14),(42-47),(53)

Major State and regional issues include:



Port Phillip Bay and Western Port

Port Phillip Bay and Western Port