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)
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.
(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
(Last updated 3/7/2017)