The Rehabilitation of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty is a South Gippsland Shire Council key priority project.
Once complete, the Long Jetty will significantly enhance regional economic growth through increased tourism and employment opportunities. For this reason, it is the largest tourism infrastructure project to ever be undertaken in South Gippsland.
Seasonal Update - Summer 2016/17
With confirmation of $4.85 million from the Federal Government, existing funding of $5 million from the State Government and a $1 million Council contribution a total of $10.85 million has been allocated to the long awaited Long Jetty Rehabilitation project.
A Project Control Group (PCG) has been convened. It is made up of representatives of the following organisations and community representatives:
Department of Economic Development Jobs Transport and Resources
Regional Development Victoria
South Gippsland Shire Council
At the PCG meeting on the 1 December an overview of the latest assessment was provided that identified splitting evident in many piles, with majority requiring repair or protection work. All piles will require some sort of treatment. Estimated costs for the works are within the allocated funding for the project.
Gippsland Ports have advertised the tender for the works, which is currently open and will close 17 March 2017 with the project still expected to be completed by Christmas 2018. For further details in relation to the tender please visit Gippsland Ports - Tenders.