Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

Melbourne, 06 October 2021 Australia – Victoria

6 October 2021

No. 301(T) - 2021

Local Port of Port Phillip

Port Phillip

Shellfish Reef Construction Works at Point Wilson, Hobsons Bay and Dromana


Thursday 7 October 2021 until Further Notice


Mariners are advised of shellfish reef construction works occurring at multiple locations within Port Phillip by The Nature Conservancy. The reefs will be constructed from limestone rubble, installed to a height of less than 1 metre above the sea floor, at the following approximate locations:
Reef, Area
Approximate location (WGS84)
Wilson Spit, Western Port Phillip
38°06.581’S, 144°30.902’E
Dromana, Eastern Port Phillip
38°19.730’S, 144°57.165’E
Margarets Reef, Hobsons Bay
37°53.785’S, 144°56.542’E
The works will be undertaken with the use of barges and a work boat. The barges will be loaded at Mackey Street Wharf, Geelong at approximate location (WGS84): 38°07.071S, 144°21.652E, and will travel to each site.
All plant, machinery and hazards to navigation will be marked as per IALA standards.
Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the vessels and to navigate with caution within the vicinity of the works.

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143, 157, 155, 158.

Further Notice:

A further notice will be issued


If you require any further information, please contact The Nature Conservancy on 0409 087 278, or Polaris Marine on 0450 900 183.

Deven Sumputh

A/ Senior Manager Local Ports and Waterways

Marine and Maritime Region

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