JUST under one year ago Parks Victoria said Mornington Harbour would undergo a major safety revamp.
More than $6.7 million had been allocated from the 2022-23 state budget to plan the harbour’s future and rebuild Fishermans Jetty opposite Mornington Yacht Club.
When contacted by The News last Thursday (13 April) Parks Victoria said it would be unable to answer questions about the jetty until later this week.
Meanwhile, as the night-time picture by Gary Sissons shows, the jetty appears to be in a precarious situation, its decking sagging towards the water supported by rotting wooden pylons.
The jetty was closed for safety reasons last June.
Jo Richards, Parks Victoria’s regional director southern and maritime region, then told The News that planning for the future of the harbour was anticipated to begin late-2022 and will consider the area’s future economic, tourism, transportation and community needs (“Jetty repair in the budget pipeline” The News 28/6/22).