Foreshore revamp officially open

THE Loch Sport community has celebrated the official opening of its redeveloped foreshore.

The $275,000 project has transformed the foreshore in Loch Sport, with locals and visitors providing positive feedback on the improvement to the already picturesque location.

Wellington Shire Council contributed $100,000 towards the works, with $175,000 from the state government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

The existing Lions community barbecue shelter, which had served the community well for some years but did not meet modern requirements, was removed and replaced with a contemporary structure.

The new barbecue shelter has a modern design, new facilities and furniture, and provides stunning views to the lake.

Mayor Carolyn Crossley said since completion, the new shelter had already proven a popular location for family and community celebrations for locals and visitors.

“Also popular with everyone has been the major upgrade of the play space, which has retained art work from the Loch Sport Primary School,” she said.

“New park furniture has been installed and the foreshore looks fantastic.

“You can’t beat the views across the lakes from Loch Sport and now you have somewhere comfortable to sit, let the kids have a play and take in those spectacular views.”

Cr Crossley said the latest work, along with the recent upgrade of the Charlies St boat ramp and other improvements around town, had lifted the spirits of locals and enhanced the allure of Loch Sport as a tourism destination.