Indicator assessment table for the State of the Marine and Coastal Environment 2021 Report

Theme: Water Quality and Catchment Inputs
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2021 Indicator: 01 Water quality (physicochemical)
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Victoria

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Wellington

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Gippsland Lakes

Lake King

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: EPA Victoria, Melbourne Water, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 02 Toxicants
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate (Status)

Low (Trend)

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate (Status)

Low (Trend)

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: EPA Victoria, Melbourne Water, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 03 Water quality (estuaries)
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low (Trend)

High (Status)

Western Port

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High (Status)

Low (Trend)

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High (Status)

Low (Trend)

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High (Status)

Low (Trend)

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High (Status)

Low (Trend)

Data source: DELWP

2021 Indicator: 04 Plankton
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Gippsland Lakes

Lake King

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Victoria

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Wellington

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: EPA Victoria, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)

2021 Indicator: 05 Enterococci bacteria
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: EPA Victoria

2021 Indicator: 06 Regulated point source discharges to marine waters
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: EPA Victoria

2021 Indicator: 07 Stormwater
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate (Status)

Low (Trend)

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate (Status)

Low (Trend)

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Melbourne Water

2021 Indicator: 08 Total nutrient loads
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate (Status)

Low (Trend)

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low (Status)

Moderate (Trend)

Data source: Melbourne Water, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 09 Total fine sediment loads
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

Lake King

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Victoria

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Wellington

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Melbourne Water, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 10 Coastal acid sulfate soils
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Western Port

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Theme: Litter and Pollution
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2021 Indicator: 11 Litter and plastics
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate (Trend)

Low (Status)

Western Port

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Port Phillip EcoCentre, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 12 Light pollution
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Western Port

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Academic researchers, https://www.lightpollutionmap.info

2021 Indicator: 13 Coastal contaminated land
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Data source: EPA Victoria

2021 Indicator: 14 Coastal air quality
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

Fine particle pollution during non-bushfire periods

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Port Phillip Bay

Ozone

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Western Port

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

Nitrogen dioxide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

Carbon monoxide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

Sulfur dioxide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

Fine particle pollution

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

Fine particle pollution during bushfire periods

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High

Theme: Biodiversity
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2021 Indicator: 15 Conservation of coastal ecosystems in protected areas
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Data source: Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 16 Saltmarsh
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

Nooramunga Islands

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 17 Mangroves
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Academic researchers, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 18 Other coastal, wetland and estuarine vegetation
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High

Gippsland Lakes

Estuarine flora

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High

Gippsland Lakes

Wetland Habitiat Extent

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

Condition of Paperbark dominated wetlands

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

High

Data source: Academic researchers, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 19 Species of conservation concern
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Western Port

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Statewide

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Victorian Biodiversity Atlas

2021 Indicator: 20 Mobile invertebrates on intertidal reefs
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low

Data source: Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 21 Sessile invertebrates on intertidal reefs
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low

Data source: Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 22 Invertebrates on subtidal reefs
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

(North)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

(South)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Parks Victoria, Reel Life Surveys

2021 Indicator: 23 Commercially and recreationally important invertebrates
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

Commercial scallop

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Statewide

Maori octopus

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

Short-spined sea urchin

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Statewide

Southern rock lobster

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Statewide

Blacklip abalone

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Statewide

Pipi

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Statewide

Greenlip abalone

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Statewide

Southern calamari

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: Victorian Fisheries Authority

2021 Indicator: 24 Commercially and recreationally important fish
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

Black bream

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Gippsland Lakes

Dusky flathead

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Western Port

Snapper

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

King George whiting

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Western Port

King George whiting

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

Snapper

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

King George whiting

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

Rock flathead

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Statewide

Bluethroat and purple wrasse

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

Southern sand flathead

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Victorian Fisheries Authority

2021 Indicator: 25 Subtidal reef fish
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

(North)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

(South)

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Parks Victoria, Reel Life Surveys, ReefWatch

2021 Indicator: 26 Diadromous fish
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Western Port

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Statewide

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Academic researchers, DELWP, Melbourne Water

2021 Indicator: 27 Marine and coastal waterbirds
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: BirdLife Australia, Academic researchers, DELWP, Melbourne Water

2021 Indicator: 28 Migratory shorebirds
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: BirdLife Australia, Academic researchers, Melbourne Water, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 29 Piscivorous (fish-eating) birds
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: BirdLife Australia, Academic researchers, DELWP, Melbourne Water

2021 Indicator: 30 Little penguins
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Data source: Earthcare St Kilda, Phillip Island Nature Parks

2021 Indicator: 31 Marine Mammals
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

Dolphins

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

Dolphins

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Western Port

Seals

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Western Port

Dolphins

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Theme: Seafloor Integrity and Health
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2021 Indicator: 32 Conservation of marine ecosystems in protected areas
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 33 Nitrogen cycle
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low

Gippsland Lakes

Lake King

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Victoria

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

Lake Wellington

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP, Melbourne Water, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 34 Seagrass
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Western Port

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Academic researchers, Melbourne Water

2021 Indicator: 35 Shellfish reefs
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Low

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 36 Macroalgae on intertidal reefs
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 37 Macroalgae-dominated subtidal reefs
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Theme: Pests and Invasive Species
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2021 Indicator: 38 Invasive marine species
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

OMPA (other marine protected areas)

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Good

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

2021 Indicator: 39 Coastal invasive plants
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 40 Coastal invasive animals
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Theme: Climate and Climate Change Impacts
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2021 Indicator: 41 Rainfall
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: BoM, CSIRO, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 42 Air temperature
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: BoM, CSIRO, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 43 Water temperature
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: BoM, CSIRO, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 44 Ocean acidification
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High (Trend)

Low (Status)

Data source: BoM, CSIRO, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 45 Areas of coastal vulnerability
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Western Port

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: DELWP, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 46 Sea-level and coastal inundation
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

High

Data source: BoM

2021 Indicator: 47 Wave climate
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 48 Coastal erosion
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Corner Inlet and Nooramunga

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP

2021 Indicator: 49 Seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Data source: Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 50 Frequency and impact of fire on marine and coastal ecosystems
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 51 Climate change impact on marine and coastal infrastructure
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Low

Port Phillip Bay

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Insufficient Evidence To Assess

Gippsland Lakes

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Low

Western Port

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Theme: Managing Coastal Hazard Risks
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2021 Indicator: 52 Considering climate change risks in land-use planning
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP

2021 Indicator: 53 Climate change adaptation plans
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

Low

Data source: Catchment Management Authorities

2021 Indicator: 54 Nature-based adaptation
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Poor

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP

2021 Indicator: 55 Emergency planning and preparedness
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Theme: Communities
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2021 Indicator: 17 Mangroves
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Western Port

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Academic researchers, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 56 Population (resident)
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

High

Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 57 Population (visitors)
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP, Business Victoria 2020, Phillip Island Nature Parks

2021 Indicator: 58 Significant landscapes
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP Planning

2021 Indicator: 59 Coastal settlements
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Agriculture Victoria, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 60 Cultural heritage
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: First Peoples – State Relations Group, Heritage Victoria

2021 Indicator: 61 Use of marine and coastal areas
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Ipsos 2018 Marine and Coastal Community Attitudes and Behaviour Report, Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 62 Tourism
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Business Victoria 2020, Parks Victoria, Tourism Victoria

2021 Indicator: 63 Recreational boating and fishing contribution to the Victorian economy
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Deteriorating

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Better Boating Victoria, Victorian Fisheries Authority

2021 Indicator: 64 Recreational boating
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: Victorian Fisheries Authority, Better Boating Victoria, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 65 Recreational fishing
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Victorian Fisheries Authority, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 66 Shipping and ports
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Port of Melbourne, Gippsland Ports, Agriculture Victoria

2021 Indicator: 67 Commercial fishing
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 68 Aquaculture
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Agriculture Victoria

2021 Indicator: 69 Resources and energy generation
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Data source: Department of the Environment and Energy, DELWP, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Academic researchers

2021 Indicator: 70 Agriculture
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: Agriculture Victoria, DELWP Planning, Melbourne Water

2021 Indicator: 71 Built and public benefit infrastructure
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office

2021 Indicator: 72 Recreational boating infrastructure
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

High

Data source: Better Boating Victoria, DELWP, Victorian Environmental Assessment Council

2021 Indicator: 73 Illegal activities
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

Moderate

Data source: EPA Victoria, Maritime Safety Victoria, Victorian Fisheries Authority, DELWP, Office of the Conservation Regulator

2021 Indicator: 80 Institutional knowledge and capacity
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Low

Theme: Stewardship and Collaborative Management
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2021 Indicator: 74 Stewardship
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Unknown

TREND

Unclear

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP

2021 Indicator: 75 Community connection to the coast
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: VFA Creel Surveys, Ipsos 2018 Marine and Coastal Community Attitudes and Behaviour Report

2021 Indicator: 76 Volunteering
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Stable

DATA

High

Data source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, DELWP, Parks Victoria

2021 Indicator: 77 Citizen science
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Fair

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate

Data source: DELWP, Parks Victoria, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Estuary Watch, RedMap, Atlas of Living Australia, Victorian Fisheries Authority, Victorian National Parks Association

2021 Indicator: 78 Planning and implementation
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Data source: Victorian Environmental Assessment Council, GeoScience Australia, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 79 Committees and Councils
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Data source: Victorian Environmental Assessment Council, GeoScience Australia, DELWP

2021 Indicator: 81 Engagement and inclusiveness
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Narrative

TREND

Narrative

DATA

Narrative

Data source: Engage Victoria

2021 Indicator: 82 Delivery and accountability
LOCATION
STATUS
TREND
DATA

Statewide

STATUS

Good

TREND

Improving

DATA

Moderate