CONSTRUCTION on the long-mooted public jetty at Patterson Lakes’ Inner Harbour has begun this month.
The crumbling jetty will be rebuilt thanks to $499,000 in state government funding and an agreement for Kingston Council to contribute about $10,000 each year for the new jetty’s upkeep.
Melbourne Water also contributed $35,000 towards the jetty built near waterways managed by the state government and connected to the Harbour Plaza Shopping Centre.
The project seemed sunk before the Labor state government and council managed last year to reach agreement on the ongoing upkeep of the jetty.
“I am delighted to have been able to work so closely with the local community to get state government funding for the new public jetty,” Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny said.
“The new jetty will really unlock the potential of this beautiful area.”
Boat owners will soon be able to moor at the public jetty for a maximum of four hours and enjoy shopping and dining in the area when the new jetty is completed next month.
“The jetty will also have a dedicated space for the Victorian Water Police and Australian Volunteer Coastguard to ensure our emergency services can respond quickly in times of need,” Ms Kilkenny said.