Glenelg River Foreshore Revamp Adds To Popular Tourist Attraction

Glenelg River Foreshore Revamp Adds To Popular Tourist Attraction

Victoria Deputy Premier Peter Ryan

Victoria Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan

Simon Ramsay Western Victoria MLC

$418,000 Revamped River Foreshore Opens At Glenelg

Victor P Taffa

Nelson and surrounds will enjoy lifestyle and economic benefits following the completion of a $418,000 revitalisation of the Glenelg River foreshore at Nelson.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan said the Nelson Foreshore Renewal project, which included $250,000 in Victorian Government support, provided enhanced facilities and improved the visual appearance of the foreshore area.



“The Glenelg River foreshore is a popular tourist attraction and a key lifestyle asset for the local community and the improvements will help boost the economic viability of Nelson and surrounding districts.” Mr. Ryan said.

Mr. Ryan said the area linked directly onto the Great South West Walk, which was a major tourism destination for regional Victoria.

“The redevelopment has introduced a range of improvements including new shelters and barbecues, a redesigned layout of picnic and open space areas, boardwalks and pathways, improved lighting, indigenous plants, interpretive signage and a re-routing of storm water.” Mr. Ryan said.

Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay, who represented Mr. Ryan, joined Glenelg Shire Mayor Councillor Bruce Cross to officially open the revamped facility today.

Mr. Ramsay said the project had evolved from recommendations in the Glenelg River Foreshore Master Plan and had significantly enhanced the social amenity of the area, for both locals and visitors.


Simon Ramsay Western Victoria MLC

Simon Ramsay Western Victoria MLC









“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to supporting local projects like this which are developed and driven by regional communities for regional communities.” Mr. Ramsay said.

Mr. Ramsay said the overall $418,409 project included support of $63,409 from the Glenelg Shire Council, $100,000 from the Nelson Public Reserves Committee of Management and $5,000 from the Portland Eco Trust.

“The Coalition Government will continue to support the delivery of new infrastructure and services in regional Victoria, which in turn creates jobs and boosts business opportunities in regional Victoria.” Mr. Ramsay said.