Port of Port Fairy Masterplan

The Historic Port of Port Fairy is an iconic asset within the township of Port Fairy providing maritime services and enhanced tourism and visitor experiences. As a functioning local port, The Port needs to provide for services into the future taking into account changing uses, climate change and its role in tourism in Port Fairy.

Council is developing a Masterplan for the Port of Port Fairy. The Masterplan will provide a clear vision for the development and maintenance of a reputable, sustainable and functional Port. 

The Masterplan will cover the land and waters of the Port of Port Fairy as established from the footbridge at the northern end of The Port through to the eastern end of the training walls; including Battery Hill 

Port of Port Fairy Masterplan

The Masterplan will:

  • Identify opportunities to maximise the use of The Port;
  • Improve the image and community perception of The Port;
  • Conserve, protect and enhance heritage features and places;
  • Engage with land owners, boat owners and berth holders to improve the productivity and appearance of The Port landscape and waterway; 
  • Respond to the issue of berthing of the new Marine Rescue Vessel and identify a preferred site and associated works;
  • Improve gateways and entry points, open spaces and streetscapes to enhance the presentation, and accessible amenity for residents, businesses and visitors;
  • Optimise economic development opportunities; and
  • Consider the impact of climate change and sea level rise on Port assets and the development and use of The Port. 

Stages & Timing

  1. Background Report March 2020 - Complete (review of existing conditions)
  2. Stakeholder consultation phase 1 April – May 2020 (understanding of the key issues and opportunities, and aspirations)
  3. Draft Masterplan May - June 2020 (developed and presented to Council)
  4. Stakeholder consultation phase 2 July – August 2020 (masterplan for public comment)
  5. Final Masterplan and 5 year action plan October 2020

Fore more information please contact Paula Tovey on 1300 65 65 64