Portarlington Community Association
The Portarlington Community Association (PCA) is a group of community members that advocates and champions local issues on behalf of the residents of Portarlington. We work together to provide a forum for local residents to share concerns, interests and visions for our town. When necessary the PCA represents the community in discussions with all levels of government and community.
We encourage, foster and sometimes coordinate community activities to achieve our goals. We are a not for profit association supported by member fees and co-ordinated by a volunteer committee elected each year. We welcome new ideas and invite you to join us.
NEWS – – – – UPDATES
Public Art – Laneway Mural
The PCA is excited to announce to the Portarlington community that its first public art initiative is currently taking form. The initiative is a mural in the laneway between the Bendigo Bank and Hive on Newcombe Street. Preparation of the building ‘canvas’ has recently been completed thanks to the efforts of local painter, Paul McGrath. This is being followed by the commission of a fantastic mural, on an environmental theme linked to Port Phillip Bay. The mural is being painted by a well-known artist based on the Bellarine. Keep your eyes peeled as something colourful starts to emerge from what was bland brickwork and makes its home in this lane! [Date posted: 6 June 2021]
Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Process: The disruptions of Covid-19 have had an impact here, too.
The office of the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne MP, has indicated that:
- he wants to enable proper community consultation on the Statement of Planning Policy
- he has gained Governor-In-Council approval to extend the timeframe of the Bellarine and Surf Coast declaration for another 12 months
- the draft SPPs are in the final stages of preparation
- consultation will likely start in the last week of October, and run into 2021
Portarlington Recreation Reserve Master Plan: During May and June, there was an opportunity to have a say on the development of the reserve – the summary of that engagement can be seen here; The next stage is to develop a draft plan, to be released for public discussion in early 2021.