SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging residents to share their thoughts on the Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan before consultation closes.
Coastal Promontory Ward Councillors met with community members in Port Welshpool last week to discuss the plan.
As a result of community feedback received, Council will be extending the consultation period for the project until January 15 2018.
The plan aims to revitalise the region and township through foreshore enhancement and marina development.
It will also provide important safety improvements to marine infrastructure.
South Gippsland Shire Mayor Councillor Lorraine Brunt supported an extension of the consultation period.
“Many of our rate-payers in and around Port Welshpool are in the area part time and tend to visit in the Christmas period.
“Extending consultation for the Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan will ensure that all of our residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas.
“Since the plan has the potential to make a great impact on the region it is our intention to receive as many submissions as possible from those who are impacted,” said the Mayor.
For more information on the proposal please visit Council’s website www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/pwmarina