WESTERNPORT Tourism, which runs the visitor information centre at the Old Fish Shed at Hastings pier, is looking for volunteers to help visitors.
Manager Del Skinner said while Westernport Tourism had been around for decades, interest had been “waxing and waning”.
“[The service] was re-invigorated in about 2012 with a number of interested businesses,” Ms Skinner said. “The main focus now is to run the visitor information centre.”
Ms Skinner praised the work of Lisa Dixon, now a Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor, who had been “tireless in helping to establish the VIC”.
“When we gained the lease to The Fish Shed from Parks Victoria it was a disused building and still had the concrete cool room inside,” she said. “A team of people worked to remove that and refurbish the building’s interior.”
Ms Skinner said Westernport Tourism would benefit from business members who would then step up to take executive positions to guide the association.
Volunteers who man the visitor information centre are keen to chat and share their love of the Western Port side of the peninsula. Opening hours are 10am-2pm every day, however, sometimes a shortage of staff prevents this. “We would love more volunteers to join the team,” Ms Skinner said.
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