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MEDIA RELEASE - Local Port lights up as part of recent improvements

22 May 2020

The Local Port of Portland Bay will shine brighter thanks to recent lighting upgrades by the Glenelg Shire Council.

A total of 23 new LED street lights have been installed at the Northern Boat Ramp and carpark facilities at the Local Port, providing a safer and more environmentally friendly experience for users visiting the area at night.

The lighting upgrades were partly funded by Sustainability Victoria’s Local Government Energy Saver Program.

Glenelg Shire Director of Assets Edith Farrell said the project was the beginning of a series of multi-million dollar upgrades to the Local Port and Foreshore area.

“The installation of new LED lights has numerous benefits, not only will it enhance user safety and ensure the Local Port remains inviting for visitors and recreational anglers; it also provides a more energy efficient solution with ongoing cost savings to Council,” she explained.

“The lighting upgrades are just the start of a multi-million overhaul to our Local Port and Foreshore precinct, transforming some of the Shire’s most popular sites.

“Council has been successful in securing a multi-million dollar funding package as part of the State Government’s Building Works program. This package will see the installation of connecting pathways along the Foreshore, the replacement of the town jetty, an extension to our current marina and a pontoon upgrade at the Trawler Wharf.

“Council welcomes this significant and much needed investment in our local facilities. The impact will be enjoyed for generations to come, offering new recreational experiences for community members and visitors, as well as ensuring some of our key attractions reach their full tourism potential.

“It is an exciting time for our Local Port, marking a new era for the popular facility.”

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