I wish to report progress to the house on two important projects in Portland. Last week I took the opportunity to visit two sites that attracted funding from the previous state government. The first was the development of the Nuns Beach precinct, and I am pleased to report to the house that $250 000 of state government money is being well spent. The low-impact boardwalk, lighting, shelter and toilet facilities are sympathetic to the natural environment and retain the natural charm of this much-loved area for Portland locals.
The other site I visited was the landslip at Andersons Point. 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.
I was delighted to again meet with Marg Baker, who popped out from her house in Clifton Court with a cuppa to confirm that everything was working well. The smile on her face gave me enormous comfort and satisfaction — unlike the antics of Denis Napthine, the Minister for Ports, who is attempting to claim credit for both of these important projects in Portland.