Port Welshpool Harbour to create sustainable local port precinct. Have your say and share your ideas. 

Gippsland Ports is considering options to make the harbour safer and more accessible for commercial and recreational vessels. 

The plan will consider changing local conditions, user needs and stakeholder’s preferences for an improved local port precinct. Initial information will be gathered from stakeholders and the community in April 2023 to help inform the development of a plan. 

 The plan will be developed under the Victorian Government’s Sustainable Local Ports Framework to guide investment planning and priorities for local port infrastructure to where it’s needed most. 

Gippsland Ports will consult with harbour users and interest groups, commercial operators, industry, government and the community. The initial consultation includes: 

  • Information to commercial operators, industry, berth holders, the Coast Guard Port Welshpool and community groups 
  • Briefing South Gippsland Shire, the Department of Energy Environment and Climate Action, Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation and other agencies as requested 
  • Meetings with stakeholders who utilise the Marginal Wharf, Fishermans Jetty, Ferry Terminal Jetty including commercial operators and berth permit holders as required, to consult on operations, services, access requirements and options 
  • Meetings with Roll on Roll off (Ro-Ro) facility commercial (vessel and transport) operators and industry as required, to consult on operations, services, access requirements and options  • Community drop-in session and public meeting at the Port Welshpool Ferry Terminal building to provide people with the chance to speak to Gippsland Ports and to understand their values, and infrastructure and user needs. 

The session times on Thursday 27 April 2023 at the Port Welshpool Ferry Terminal building are: 

Port Welshpool Harbour is managed by Gippsland Ports. It is made up of several important maritime and boating facilities (with the boat ramp and its car and trailer park, along with the publicly accessible foreshore and facilities adjacent to the harbour, managed by South Gippsland Shire Council). 

For further information or to provide feedback, please contact: 

Gippsland Ports 

Email: [email protected] 


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