The push is on for fish cleaning facilities to be installed at Cape Conran after a less than ideal situation occurred over the Christmas holiday period.
Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the lack of cleaning facilities resulted in many anglers cleaning their fish on the new finger jetty, which at times becomes quite congested with people retrieving and launching boats.
“What we need is a dedicated facility, and I have written to the Victorian Fisheries Authority to seek that outcome. The initial response has given me some optimism.
“There was also the issue of fish and gummy shark carcasses being washed up on the rocks near the jetty, which was unsightly and odorous, so the installation of the cleaning facilities can also carry the message to take the waste away for disposal.
“The facility at Cape Conran is much improved for the boating and fishing fraternity and this addition will remove some of the congestion on the new jetty and improve the cleanliness of the area.”
Mr Bull said he was still battling the Government on obtaining a completion date for the East Cape boardwalk.
“I was given a guarantee late last year that it would be finished by Christmas, but then the Government advised in November there had been a further hold up and it would be finished a ‘wee bit into the new year’.
“However, by mid-January it remains unopened and having been up there, it is clear there is still a fair bit of work to do.
“I have contacted Parks Victoria to seek an updated completion date as clearly it is not finished ‘a wee bit into the new year’.
“The problem is, this will be about the fifth date I have been given, but it is important to keep the pressure on,” he said.
Caption: Nationals’ Gippsland East MP, Tim Bull, is calling for fish cleaning facilities to be installed at the popular West Cape boat ramp at Cape Conran.
Monday, 22 January 2024