Constituency Question: St Leonards Pier

31 May 2023

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My question is to the Minister for Ports and Freight. Minister, with the recent state budget committing $20.5 million towards the rebuild of the St Leonards Pier, could you please provide an update on the rebuild and the importance of this work to my community in the Bellarine? The iconic St Leonards Pier is a much-loved part of the Bellarine community and is always busy with people fishing, swimming or diving. The community are all very excited to see this project get underway to improve the pier’s safety and longevity. The whole community has strongly advocated for an upgrade of the St Leonards Pier. I must also here acknowledge the students past and present from St Leonards Primary School who wrote to the former member Lisa Neville and me for this upgrade. I remember the cheers of delight from the students when we made the announcement and commitment, and I know that the students and the wider community are excited to see this project progress.