Labor Member for Bellarine and Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville today opened Portarlington’s upgraded pier in a boost for the local mussel and aquaculture industries.
The new 175 metre pier section is the first of the upgrades delivered under the $15 million Portarlington Safe Harbour development.
The works, which started in February, improve access and vehicle load limits for mussel and aquaculture businesses and their workers.
Minister Neville also announced the next step in the $15 million project, which is set to transform the harbour over the next two and a half years.
Parks Victoria are finalising, through consultation, the detailed design of the next stage of the works to commence this year.
The next stage of the works will deliver better facilities to grow the aquaculture industry and provide the infrastructure necessary for a future ferry.
Parks Victoria will work closely with the community to ensure continued access to the harbour throughout the project and minimal disruption caused by the works.
Quotes attributable to the Labor Member for Bellarine and Minister for Environment, Lisa Neville
“I’m proud to open this stage of works, which build a strong foundation for the delivery of the full $15 million Safe Harbour commitment by December 2017.”
“Parks Victoria has done a great job delivering these works for the Bellarine Peninsula - on time and on budget.”
“A priority for the project is to ensure the harbour can continue to operate throughout the works.”
“I’m committed to keeping the Bellarine community well informed and involved in this important project which will create a brighter future for Portarlington.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020