Fitzroy River facilities upgrade

A WOODEN fishing jetty at Tyrendarra is set to be substituted with a new floating pontoon after securing a state funding package.

More than $60,000 will be spent to replace the dated 40-year-old Fitzroy River jetty following requests from local anglers.

Premier Denis Napthine, who is also South West Coast MP, said the new jetty would feature seating, rod holders and be much larger to cater for more anglers.

“It will also provide people with disability improved access, including those in wheelchairs, so that they can cast a line alongside family and friends,” Dr Napthine said.

“The current wooden jetty was built during the 1970s and has received many band-aid treatments over the years. 

“It has been a well-loved and well-utilised fishing spot and it is time for a much deserved makeover.”

Dr Napthine said the new jetty had been funded through the Recreational Fishing Grants Program, using proceeds from the sale of recreational fishing licences.

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