The Port Welshpool Long Jetty has been officially opened by the South Gippsland Shire Council.
The Long Jetty is an important tourism asset for the region that attracts many visitors and provides economic benefits for local townships. The project rehabilitated 190m of the jetty and rebuilt the remaining 572m.
The $11,058,100 project was made possible with contributions of $4,858,100 from the Federal Government, $5,000,000 from the Victorian Government, $1,000,000 from Council and $200,000 from the Victorian Fishers Authority.
The Long Jetty Rehabilitation Project has created a tourism product that aligns with growth in nature based tourism for regional Victoria and provides a complimentary attraction to nearby Wilsons Promontory and Phillip Island Nature Parks.
It is expected that visitors making their way to these parks and travelling the Sydney to Melbourne coastal route will extend their trip to the Long Jetty.
The Long Jetty Rehabilitation Project was a priority project for Council and considered as part of the Corner Inlet Tourism Development Project.