The Andrews Labor Government is calling for tenders to deliver a major component of the $15 million Portarlington Safe Harbour development.
Member for Bellarine and Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville said the next stage of the development would include the construction of two rock breakwaters, a new finger jetty, pier improvements and a suite of marine industry access upgrades for the pier and harbour.
The project will also provide ferry infrastructure to support potential future services from Portarlington.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has briefed local stakeholders , land managers and Portarlington and Geelong community leaders on the progress in delivering the project.
This project will support the Bellarine Peninsula’s growing aquaculture industry and help to boost economic development in the region.
The first stage of the project, which involved the construction of a new 175 metre section of Portarlington’s pier, was completed earlier this year.
Details about the tender can be found at tenders.vic.gov.au. The tender closes in early October.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for the Environment, Lisa Neville
“The next phase of the Portarlington Safe Harbour development will transform the harbour over the next two years, delivering better facilities for the aquaculture industry and providing infrastructure for a future ferry.”
“This development will deliver on the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to supporting the Bellarine community and will create jobs and boost economic development in the region.”
“The Andrews Government is working closely with the Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management, Geelong City Council and a broad range of local key interest groups and stakeholders to keep local residents and holiday makers well informed about the next phase of the development, which is due to start in February 2016.”
“Parks Victoria is committed to maintaining a functioning harbour during the works and limiting the impacts on Portarlington.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020