Portarlington’s New Pier Opened
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 meter pier section is the first of the upgrades delivered under the $15 million Portarlington Safe Harbor 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 harbor over the next two and a half years. Parks Victoria are finalizing, 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 harbor throughout the project and minimal disruption caused by the works.