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 has developed a draft masterplan for the Port of Port Fairy.
The draft masterplan provides a clear vision for the development and maintenance of a reputable, sustainable and functional Port.
The draft masterplan covers the land and waters of the Port of Port Fairy from the footbridge at the northern end of The Port through to the eastern end of the training walls; including Battery Hill
The draft masterplan:
- Identifies opportunities to maximise the use of The Port;
- Improves the image and community perception of The Port;
- Conserves, protect and enhance heritage features and places;
- Engages with land owners, boat owners and berth holders to improve the productivity and appearance of The Port landscape and waterway;
- Provides for berthing of the new Marine Rescue Vessel;
- Improves gateways and entry points, open spaces and streetscapes to enhance the presentation, and accessible amenity for residents, businesses and visitors;
- Optimises economic development opportunities; and
- Considers the impact of climate change and sea level rise on Port assets and the development and use of The Port.
Stages & Timing
- Background Report March 2020 - Complete (review of existing conditions)
- Stakeholder consultation phase 1 April – May 2020 (understanding of the key issues and opportunities, and aspirations)
- Draft Masterplan May - July 2020 (developed and presented to Council)
- Stakeholder consultation phase 2 - August – October 2020 (draft masterplan for public comment)
- Final Masterplan and 5 year action plan December 2020