Paynesville boatyard election pledge
Paynesville's boatyard precinct will get a makeover if a Liberal Nationals Government is elected in November.
Nationals leader Peter Walsh and Gippsland East MP said they would provide a $200,000 grant to Gippsland Ports to establish the Paynesville Foreshore Redevelopment Plan.
“This funding will go towards a detailed redevelopment plan for the Paynesville boatyard precinct, to provide for a new integrated Gippsland Water Police, Paynesville Coast Guard and Gippsland Ports headquarters together with a charter operation facility, amenities and customer lounge,” Mr Bull said.
“I think most people would agree the site is currently an eyesore, particularly given its location in the heart of the iconic Gippsland Lakes and this is why we are here today making this significant announcement.
“Currently Ports and Water Police occupy the site, but Coast Guard is without a dedicated facility and that needs to be part of the discussion, as well as the retention of a hire boat facility.
“And with plans to develop a dedicated charter operation facility and amenities, it will mean more reasons visitors will be drawn to the Paynesville area, supporting our local economy.”