The Andrews Labor Government is improving the Raymond Island Public Jetty for charter operators, boaters, fishers and visitors to enjoy.
Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne today visited the jetty, which will be rebuilt as part of an $18 million package for piers and jetties across Victoria from the Victorian Budget 2022-23.
The investment will mean critical works can be carried out on the jetty – to improve berthing for recreational boaters and access for anglers and pedestrians.
It also means the Jetty - which is located on the McMillian Strait – will be larger and safer and provide better access for short-stay vessels in peak periods.
The Labor Government will work closely with Gippsland Ports, the local port manager, and other stakeholders to progress project planning at the site.
Rebuilding and safety works will also be undertaken to piers and jetties at Lakes Entrance, McLoughlins Beach, Mornington, Sorrento, Portsea, Hampton, Rye, Flinders and Williamstown.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne
“We’re rebuilding the Raymond Island Public Jetty to improve safety and access for commercial operators, boaters and anglers, as well as benefit the entire Gippsland community.”
“This investment will ensure locals can continue to get the most out of the Jetty and it can be enjoyed for decades to come.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett
“Rebuilding this jetty will provide a huge range of benefits – with improved safety and better access for recreational boaters anglers and locals.”
Reviewed 17 May 2022