Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP has spoken in Parliament on two projects currently underway in Portland.
Ms Tierney was in Portland last week to view works on the Nun’s Beach Precinct which was funded by the previous Labor State Government, and announced by Ms Tierney in 2009 along with the Glenelg Shire Mayor Geoff White.
“I am pleased to report to the House that the $250,000 of State Government monies is being well spent on Portland’s Nun’s Beach Precinct.
“The low impact board walk, lighting, shelter and toilet facilities are sympathetic to the local natural environment and retains the natural charm of the much loved area for Portland locals,” Ms Tierney said.
Ms Tierney also spoke on the work currently being taken out to stabilise Anderson’s Point in Portland.
“Massive earthmoving equipment and hardworking staff are making progress on the $12 million state government funded project to provide cliff face retaining work at the point.
Ms Tierney spoke with local residents who assured her that work was progressing well.
“However, it is disappointing to see the Member for South West Coast, Denis Napthine attempting to claim credit for both of these important projects in Portland, which were funded by the previous Labor State Government,” Ms Tierney said.
The full excerpt of Ms Tierney’s speech can be found at the Victorian Hansard Website http://intranet.parliament.vic.gov.au/hansard/