CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN FOR METUNG WHARF
Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing, today announced a $809,000 upgrade to boating facilities at Metung Wharf.
Demand for short term berthing at this popular holiday destination consistently exceeds capacity and this upgrade will ensure the needs of locals and visitors will be met for years to come.
The upgrade will extend the wharf, with public lighting installed along the extension, and existing public lighting to be upgraded.
Works will commence in June and will be completed by the end of 2015.
The wharf will remain open for public use during construction but the public berthing capacity will be reduced to allow for construction barges. Public access to the deck of the wharf will be minimised to ensure safety.
The Andrews Labor Government has funded most of the project, with $627,000 from the Boating Safety and Facilities Program. The remainder is funded by Gippsland Ports.
Gippsland Ports will provide regular updates on its website advising of which sections of the wharf are closed at particular stages of the project. For more information, visit gippslandports.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing
“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in local infrastructure and is ensuring that recreational boaters and tourists who visit and use Metung Wharf will have the best experience possible.”
“The extended wharf will provide more berthing spots for recreational boaters and better lighting will improve safety in the precinct.”
Quotes attributable to Gippsland Ports CEO, Nick Murray
“This significant financial investment by the State Government and Gippsland Ports in boating infrastructure is a reflection of the importance of recreational boating to the regional economy.”
“It demonstrates the ongoing commitment to the provision of quality recreational boating facilities in Metung and the Gippsland Lakes.”