The Anchorage Bellarine will be conducting their festival between 26th December to 6th January on the Portarlington Foreshore parkland behind the Rockwall cafe.

We encourage everyone to come and visit Portarlington and enjoy this event. Whilst you are in town, please take advantage of visiting local cafes and the many other attractions Portarlington has to offer.

Bellarine Bayside‚Äč acknowledge the concerns some local traders are having about The Anchorage. The decision to support the event is based on the view that it will provide a brand new reason for more people to visit this beautiful town and then go and tell their friends.

Support for the event was also provided by the Portarlington Business Development Association for similar reasons.

In acknowledging those concerns, Bellarine Bayside will be reviewing the future support for all commercial activities on the Portarlington Foreshore i.e. events and festivals. The community and local traders will be involved in this review.

Bellarine Bayside continues to work hard to improve the foreshore and you will have noted the large number of works in the Portarlington area over the past year, including upgrading the coastal trail, upgrading of the foreshore toilet blocks, improved plantings in the park lands etc.

An exciting announcement will also be made in the New Year about the future of the old playground in W.G. Little Reserve.

On behalf of the Committee and staff I wish everyone and safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

John Nankervis
Chief Executive Officer
Bellarine Bayside