Water infrastructure of 'direct importance' to Break O'Day region

INFRASTRUCTURE: The view of Georges Bay and the wharf at St Helens from Percy Steel Reserve. Picture: Kasey Wilkins
INFRASTRUCTURE: The view of Georges Bay and the wharf at St Helens from Percy Steel Reserve. Picture: Kasey Wilkins

Timber jetties in the Break O’Day municipality are an “integral” part of the community, said the Break O’Day Council.

General manager John Brown said funding toward water infrastructure was of “direct importance” in the council’s election priorities.

Liberals pledged more than $1.5 million toward water-based activities in the municipality if it wins the election. Out of this, $685,000 would fund refurbishing jetties and building new facilities.

“The value of these jetties is immeasurable to our local community as they provide so much more than just a beautiful tourist snap,” mayor Mick Tucker said.

A Labor spokesperson said an additional $1.5 million would go to MAST in their Fishing for the Future policy.