The BYS safe harbour redevelopment project was approved following a comprehensive planning process in March 2015. The project is an extension of the existing BYS safe harbour, which was subject to an Environment Effects Act process in the late 1990s. The current harbour operates under an existing Operational Environmental and Sand Management Plan.
Marine pests are highly invasive animals and plants from other parts of the world that have become established in Victoria and cause significant harm to the health of marine ecosystems. Many of these invaders arrived in Victoria accidentally, as larvae in ballast water or as adult hitch-hikers on ships that visit the port. For more information on marine pests, reporting and what you can do to prevent the spread of marine pests visit the Parks Victoria website.