20 - 21 March, 2018 | Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane, QLD

Christopher Hardman

Executive Director Melbourne Division
Parks Victoria


9:10 AM CASE STUDY: Development of Portarlington Harbour to Facilitate Growth in Aquaculture Industry and Tourism

Portarlington is home to the Port Phillip mussel farming industry, a popular holiday destination and a great place to live. The Victorian Government’s $15 million Harbour investment provides a long term vision for the development of a safe harbor and improvements to the foreshore reserve, it is designed to support the Bellarine Peninsula’s growing aquaculture industry and help boost tourism and the local economy.

  • Exploring the $2.75 million investment in ferry and boating infrastructure and wave protection works for Portarlington’s Safe Harbour
  • Examining the tender and procurement process of the project
  • Discussing the need for greater collaboration between stakeholders
  • Exploring the installation of 110 meters of concrete pre-cast wave screen panels on the western side of the pier and wharf to protect vessels berthed inside the Harbour from westerly winds.
  • Importance of considering climate change and rising sea levels while developing a coastal area project
  • Discussing the recent completion of 140,000-tonne northern and eastern rock


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