July 5, 2016

SAFE HARBOUR THANK YOU FOR LOCALS

Portarlington locals are invited to meet the building teams transforming the harbour on Saturday 9 July from 11am at Parks Hall on Newcombe Street.

The $15 million project got underway in February this year and is now just over a third complete with 640 metres of new rock breakwaters built around the harbour to support the mussel industry and local economy.

PW Johnson Construction and Australian Project Solutions will be joining Parks Victoria’s project team at the Bay View Room, Parks Hall.

Australian Project Solutions has already built the foundations for the entire 270 metres of the new eastern breakwater and made great progress on 200 metres of the extended northern breakwater that will eventually reach 370 metres around the harbour.

Deliveries of rock to the breakwater construction site will slow over the coming winter months with works now focused on laying rock from a large rock stockpile at the base of the foreshore cliff.

Paul Johnson Constructions will start on site this week with construction of the new commercial berthing jetty now underway following the arrival a piling barge at Portarlington.

The following quotes can be attributed to the Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville MP:

“It is great to see the strong progress on both breakwaters and now the new commercial jetty.”

I’m proud that Geelong’s own Moolap-based Coen Precast picked up the concreting works for the new 190 metre commercial jetty that is about to be installed.”

“Parks Victoria and its two main contractors want to thank Portarlington locals for their strong support for the works and will be available between 11am – 1pm to answer any questions people might have about the Safe Harbour project.”

“If you have any questions about the project and its progress please pop in for a visit and enjoy a sausage sizzle, being run by our local CFA brigade, and tours of the construction sites being held at 11.30am and 12.30pm.”

For more information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/portarlington-harbour.