Why is council undertaking this project?

    Council is undertaking this project to address key actions from the Paynesville Foreshore Management Plan adopted in 2017. 

    Is the project fully funded?

    The actions contained within the Progress Jetty Plan are not fully funded. Further funding will be sought from external sources. 

    What is currently funded?

    Council have budgeted $750,000 with $250,000 contributed from Council Cash and $500,000 from grants. 

    When will construction commence?

    Construction of the agreed works will commence in the 2021/22 financial year.

    How can a learn more about the project

    Information on the project can be found here on the council website, or at the drop in sessions to be held at Progress Jetty :

    • Friday 4th December 2pm to 3:30pm
    • Saturday 5th December 9:30am to 11am
    • You can also contact the Project Manager Tristan Hennessy to discuss who can be contacted on 03 5153 9500  or tristanh@egipps.vic.gov.au

    How can I comment on the project?

    You can comment on the project through discussions at the drop in session, through completion of the survey or via email or phone to the Project Manager Tristan Hennessy to discuss who can be contacted on 03 5153 9500  or tristanh@egipps.vic.gov.au

    Who is in the reference group?

    The following organisations are on the reference group.


    Organisation


    East Gippsland Shire Council




    Gippsland Ports


    Paynesville Business and Tourism Association



    Paynesville Community Craft Centre


    Gippsland Yacht Club


    Paynesville Landcare Group


    How is parking changing?

    The intent of the design is not to reduce the number of car parks but to reduce the amount of asphalt and hardscape throughout the foreshore. 

    What is the role of Gippsland Ports and the water zones?

    Gippsland Ports manage the berths in the vicinity of the project site.  Any changes proposed to the water zoning areas will be required to be reviewed according to Gippsland Ports regulatory processes. 

    Who will be doing the work?

    At this stage no tenders have been let for the project.

    What work will be included initially?

    The priority actions to address is the safety of crossing the Esplanade and the changes to the hardscaped areas. Once the hardscaping areas are complete this will enable the further development of the foreshore including the playgrounds.