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Portarlington Pier to temporarily close for construction of new Groyne

Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Portarlington Pier will temporarily close to allow construction of a new Groyne as part of the Victorian Government’s $15 million harbour investment designed to support the Bellarine Peninsula's growing aquaculture industry and help boost tourism and the local economy.

Portarlington Safe Harbour provides berthing for a fleet of commercial aquaculture and commercial fishing vessels and Port Phillip Ferry operations which run scheduled services from Melbourne to Portarlington.

The temporary closure will be in place between 7:00am and 5:30pm on weekdays until Friday 9 March 2018.

General pier access will be available on weekends and outside construction hours.

Parks Victoria is working with commercial operators to ensure access will be provided at scheduled times for ferry passengers and the commercial aquaculture industry.

Works are expected to be complete by Friday 9 March pending favourable weather and conditions.

Parks Victoria apologises for any inconvenience caused during the temporary closure of the pier.

Find out more information on piers and jetties around Port Phillip and Western Port or call 13 1963.

Quotes attributable to Parks Victoria District Manager, Graeme Davis:

"Parks Victoria has been working with key stakeholders to minimise disruptions during the temporary closures."

"We’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this period."

Media enquiries
Jarred Parsons
(03) 8427 2403

Parks Victoria media centre