THE Glenelg Shire Council is hoping to cater for future industrial growth in Portland by having a “shovel-ready” land bank.
The council will seek $150,000 from Regional Development Victoria’s Putting Local First Program to develop a Portland industrial land strategy.
It is envisaged the council will make a co-contribution of $50,000.
It is understood that predicted future growth associated with the Port of Portland and recent conflicts between industries and residents on planning issues has been a key driver for the strategy.
Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer, January 31, 2014.