A LONG debated and awaited new public jetty has officially opened at Patterson Lakes’ Inner Harbour.
The state government funded a $499,000 rebuild of the crumbling jetty with taxpayers’ money and Melbourne Water poured in $35,000.
At one stage, a funding stoush between the government and Kingston Council looked like it may sink the project but council agreed to spend about $10,000 of ratepayers’ money each year maintaining the new jetty.
“The new jetty will really unlock the potential of this beautiful area, creating a wonderful destination for visitors and locals alike,” Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny said.
“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.”
The jetty is on waterways managed by the state government and links to the privately-operated Harbour Plaza Shopping Centre.