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Glenelg Council: Portland Foreshore Redevelopment

Portland foreshore facelift

Portland, an Indian Ocean inlet about a four-hour drive from Melbourne known for its National Trust architecture, charter fishing, along with seal and whale watching experiences, is locked in for a facelift.

Home to Victoria’s only naturally deep-water port and one of Australia’s busiest regional ports, the area will benefit from $3 million funding to support the $4 million Portland Foreshore Development.

The Project will revitalise the entire length of the foreshore, sprucing up the water precinct while also improving connectivity and amenities for cruise ship passengers, land tourists and locals.

Economically, that’s good news for the surrounding region too, as Portland is an entry point to the Coonawarra Wine Region, the Grampians National Park and the World Heritage-listed Budj Bim Indigenous cultural site.

Glenelg Shire Council will also provide support for the project identified in the Portland Industry Land Strategy.