Ashley King knows the Port Fairy wharf area like the back of his hand.
Mr King grew up in Griffiths Street, with his family home opposite the boat ramp.
This close connection has remained with Mr King and has led him to urge the public to have a say on the future of the wharf.
The Port of Port Fairy has released a draft masterplan for the area, which begins from the footbridge and continues along the Moyne River to the sea.
The masterplan is open for public comment until October 12 and Mr King and others have sent out emails to neighbouring residents and those in the wider community, encouraging feedback.
"Sometimes people can miss when this type of feedback periods open up for the public," Mr King said.
"This is about letting people know the chance is now there to have a say on the future of the port.
"It's not just for the people who live within the port area, but for everyone in the community who are passionate about what is an important part of our town."
In his own submission to the draft masterplan, Mr King said the popularity of the port area had created an increase of its usage.
He said this rise in traffic had raised safety concerns for residents, pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and port facility users.
He said Griffiths Street was "an accident waiting to happen".
"A strategy for safety is paramount and this should include better traffic management, speed restriction signs (currently no existent), speed pacifiers, pedestrian pathways and improved designated vehicle and boat trailer parking arrangements," the submission said.
"The later (parking) in particular is so haphazard and inefficient that this further compounds safety issues."
Mr King also believes the amount of heavy vehicle traffic should be reduced in Griffiths Street.
He said this could be achieved by moving the Moyne Shire Council depot from Griffiths Street to another location.
"The relocation of this Moyne Shire facility, being in such a high-use recreational precinct and built up residential area, should be a priority," he said.
He is calling for more pedestrian pathways to link the footbridge to Battery Hill.