East Beach rock wall

Rock Wall_380x250px.png

The coastline of the township of Port Fairy underpins a strong local economy driven by tourism. Sea level rise driven by climate change has threatened the coastline, putting at risk a critical industry for the region.

As it stands Council is working closely with the Department of Energy, Land, Water and Planning to bolster existing rock walls and to defend critical sections of the beach. However, local businesses remain concerned about the future. Investing in the completion of this shovel-ready project would not only bring jobs to the region; it would also give local operators the certainty they need to make investments and better plan their recovery from COVID-19.