04 June 2024

The Allan Labor Government has unveiled the final Mornington Harbour Local Port Area Plan, providing certainty for the scenic bayside precinct.
The plan is based on extensive community feedback on the current facilities and future activities they’d like to see at Mornington.
A key feature of the plan is the reconstruction of Fishermans Jetty, initiated after the removal of the old, unsafe structure in March – which will preserve the heritage values of the working port.
Additional improvements to safety, access and function will be achieved through a proposed additional new jetty arm, creation of two entrance channels to enable safe navigation, provisions for larger vessels and clear fairway access to the boat ramp.
Local port area plans are developed to understand use and function of port facilities ensuring the best outcomes for our communities, the economy and environment. Parks Victoria, as the relevant local port manager, has led these priority planning projects.
Similar plans for Sandringham and Williamstown have been released, engagement on the Sorrento plan completed in April 2024 with Rhyll expected to be ready for community feedback in mid-2024.
Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Victoria Tom McIntosh:
“Mornington’s seaside environment with the pier, beach and its on-water activities are widely valued by the local community and the thousands of visitors who flock to the peninsula every year.”
“Through this plan we’re making sure Fishermans Jetty continues to be a jewel in the crown for the bayside precinct, while ensuring it’s safe for the community to access.”