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MEDIA RELEASE - Sod turning of Portland Foreshore

12 January 2021

Works have officially commenced on the Portland Foreshore Redevelopment, following a sod turning ceremony yesterday at the popular recreational precinct.

Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas visited the Portland Foreshore yesterday, joining Mayor Cr Anita Rank to signal the start of the multi-million-dollar redevelopment.

The project will see the construction of new accessible boardwalk pathways from the Trawler Wharf right through to Nuns Beach, connecting popular community spaces.

Works on the connecting pathways are already underway, with the southern end of the Foreshore area currently in progress.

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank was delighted to welcome Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas to Portland to discuss the “historic transformation” of one of the Shire’s most loved and frequented precincts.

“We thank Minister Thomas for visiting and for officially turning the sod on the start of the Portland Foreshore Redevelopment – one of the biggest and most anticipated projects our Shire has ever seen,” she said.

“This redevelopment will make Portland’s Foreshore a better, safer and more accessible place for our community to connect and enjoy recreational activities.

“Above all the Redevelopment will ensure our “jewel in the crown” Foreshore area can reach its fullest potential, offering a unique and inviting visitor experience for all.”

The Portland Foreshore Redevelopment is expected to be completed by late 2021.

To keep up to date with project progress, or to view other projects happening across the Shire, please visit the Community Infrastructure Projects page of the Your Say Glenelg website.

The Portland Foreshore Redevelopment and associated works has been funded through Victorian Government’s Building Works program and the Federal Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

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