Community Plans & Projects

OPEN WORKSHOP FOR PORT ALBERT/LANGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY. 9th August 2017

This is the third in a series of similar meetings to discuss working our way forward collectively to discuss divisive issues such as the recently proposed Boat Ramp Upgrade. (see Boat Ramp & Foreshore Project below). This is an open meeting and an RSVP would be appreciated for catering purposes. Details

 

 

COMMUNITY PLAN 2016

Click here to view Community Plan Survey Results 2016.

These results were submitted to Wellington Shire Council. The responses and comments from local residents clearly show what the expectations & priorities are for our town. The Wellington Shire will use the results to determine how they can improve facilities and services in Port Albert.
(Last updated 18/5/2017).

ALBERTON TO PORT ALBERT RAIL TRAIL

Tim Rowe (WSC) recently confirmed $350K has been committed by WSC to this project and the money is in the 2017-18 budget. WSC are very positive about the project and it is a fantastic one for Port Albert. There is great scope to link this trail up with further trails through
the cemetery and along the banks of the Albert River in the future. Funding for the Tarraville Road footpath, completed from the round-about to Bay Street was also funded by the rail trail state project. 
(last update 2/5/2017)

TREE PLANTING AND STREETSCAPING

The planned tree planting project for Tarraville Rd. includes work to improve the general appearance of the entrance to Port Albert at the South St. roundabout. Work has begun with the removal of some unsightly plants around the area. This has already made the approach to the roundabout safer with better vision for motorists. The plans for the eventual tree planting planned for Tarraville Rd is, at this point is still a ‘work in progress’. This project was included in our submission to WSC Council 20117-18 Draft Budget.
(Last updated 18/5/2017)

COMMUNITY PLAN

Despite having a very good response to our survey for the latest community plan, the Wellington Shire have requested that  Port Albert Progress Association conduct a drop in meeting for the people that took part in the survey to confirm the results are what the community actually want. This is an unusual request and one that has left us a little bemused. However, we can use this as an opportunity to maybe clarify & fine tune some of the ideas & priorities put forward in the plan. The ‘drop in’ session will be held at the Port Albert Hall on Saturday 17th June from 10.00 – 12.00.    Port Albert Progress Association would like to encourage as many people to attend as possible, whether you took part in the survey or not. It’s important for us as a town to demonstrate & re-confirm to the Wellington Shire that we have good solid support for the contents of the plan.
(Last updated 18/5/2017)

TENNIS COURT REFURBISHMENT

The Port Albert Tennis Courts have been in unusable condition for some time now. Port Albert Progress Association has been making inquiries into having the surface replaced or upgraded. While support from the Wellington shire was initially encouraging, it seems we are unlikely to secure any major funding for this project. This being the case a plan has been put into place to repair the existing surface with volunteer labour and as much donated equipment and materials as possible. Progress has already received a $2000 grant from the RACV and with help from the community has raised a further $600 from raffles etc. Funds will be boosted when the proceeds of the recent Mothers Day raffle are included.
A WORKING BEE HAS BEEN ORGANIZED FOR 9TH SEPT TO TACKLE THE GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE AREA AND HOPEFULLY LEVEL THE PLAYING SURFACE TO A PLAYABLE CONDITION.
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Last updated 22/5/2017)

1/4 BASKETBALL COURT AT RUTTER PARK

This is a very recent idea that has arisen from our submission to the Wellington Shire budget. Early indications are that, there would be an expectation of our community funding approx $2,500 towards the cost (approx $15,000). Progress are unanimously in favour of this idea and will commit the funds, providing the budget figures remain reasonable.
(Last updated 22/5/2017)

BOAT RAMP AND FORESHORE PROJECT

Wellington Shire have released a slightly modified version of the initial idea of Port Albert boat ramp/trailer parking/RV parking improvements. These documents are currently not much more than a sketch of an idea. There are two documents, one is a media release, the other is a newsletter. There is no doubt the idea has some merit as the community have long been asking for some improvements to the RV & trailer parking around the foreshore.  A survey conducted by WSC indicated that the plan was well received. This ‘plan’ came completely out of the blue and there has been no local consultation. There will no doubt be some further discussion on the idea.
(Last updated 3/7/2017)