“People can grab their fish and chips like the old tradition, go out and sit on the bench with the kids and have a look at the bird life or seals in the river and really relax.”
That’s the picture Moyne Shire mayor Mick Wolfe painted as he described the future fish and chip business looking to set up shop in Port Fairy’s revamped Wharf building.
A business, Apollo RW Pty Ltd, has been named as the preferred applicant to lease part of the Wharf, however, a final decision will not be made until after April due to administrative requirements.
Mr Wolfe said the “beautiful building” would revive Port Fairy’s reputation as a place people could come for fish and chips by the wharf.
The Wharf was rebuilt after the original 1950s building was demolished. The development will feature a fish and chip shop at the northern end and a restaurant to the south, with a combined total of 230 seats including 56 on outside deckings.