A replacement boardwalk will improve access to the beach for recreational anglers at Moggs Creek, between Fairhaven and Eastern View, on the Great Ocean Road.
The new boardwalk is one of the first projects funded through the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One Million plan which aims to get more people fishing, more often.
A great family pastime, recreational fishing currently contributes $2.3 billion to our social and economic well-being.
Improving fishing opportunities and facilities is a key component of the Target One Million plan, which will grow participation to one million anglers by 2020, boost fish stocking from three to five million per annum and strengthen angling club membership.
A popular area with surf fishers, the stretch of water between Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club and Eastern View is a productive spot for anglers chasing Australian salmon, gummy shark, mullet, trevally and elephant fish.
The Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee of Management, with support from the Association of Geelong and District Angling Clubs, obtained the grant which will utilise local contractors to undertake the works.
The new boardwalk through the sand dunes at Moggs Creek is expected to completed by spring.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford
“We want to keep Moggs Creek a great place to wet a line – that’s why we’re investing in long term improvements that will benefit anglers and local businesses.”
“Recreational fishing makes a significant contribution to the social and economic well-being of our coastal communities along the Great Ocean Road and throughout the state.”
“By enhancing fishing facilities and increasing the number of recreational fishers to one million across Victoria we’re creating jobs, supporting local businesses and strengthening our rural and regional communities.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020