WORKS have started on the transformation of Portland's foreshore into a more vibrant and accessible space for locals and tourists to enjoy.
Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas visited the foreshore on Monday, where she joined Glenelg Shire Council Mayor Cr Anita Rank to turn the sod on the start of the Portland Foreshore Redevelopment project.
The state government is investing $3 million into the project, which includes construction of new accessible boardwalks, pathways and community spaces.
Works will also include foreshore erosion protection, and lighting for community safety.
"This redevelopment will make Portland's foreshore a better, safer and more accessible place for our community to connect and enjoy recreational activities," Cr Rank said.
The redevelopment is expected to be finished by late 2021.
Minister Thomas said it will support visitors coming to the region: "that's why we're backing projects like this one that create jobs and make these communities even better places to live, work and visit," she said.
"Once complete, the foreshore will be a wonderful place for the community to enjoy and for tourists to come visit."
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