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Plans ahead for the Port Welshpool Marina

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan from Monday,  November 27 to Friday, 15 December 2017.

The precinct plan aims to both revitalise the region and township through foreshore enhancement and marina development as well as provide important safety improvements to marine infrastructure.

Primarily the plan will ensure user safety with the separation of commercial and recreational users with room to expand the commercial port. This is expected to improve visitor experiences, particularly with the Port Welshpool Long Jetty to be completed in 2018.

South Gippsland Shire Council’s Manager Planning Paul Stampton was pleased to see the plan ready for public comment.

“The Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan works through some of the challenges that have affected the precinct for development.

“This will allow for any interested developers to consider the region for investment by removing the additional need for further scoping of the area.

“We encourage anyone interested in the plan to have their say and make a submission, if development does occur as a result it will boost the economy for Port Welshpool and South Gippsland,” said Mr Stampton.

Individuals can make a submission about the plan in writing to council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au or South Gippsland Shire Council, Private Bag 4, Leongatha, Victoria 3953.

For more information about the Port Welshpool Marina project please visit www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/pwmarina.

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