The Port Welshpool Timber Long Jetty Restoration group, supported by the Port Welshpool Working Group, The Gippsland AMFEU and the National Trust of Victoria, are pursuing the Restoration of the Long Jetty to be in Timber as the original design. The Closure of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty in 2003 has been a major social and economic blow to Port Welshpool and the district.
The concentration and abundance of marine life at Port Welshpool, especially fish, has made it a popular location for diving and recreational fishing. The tidal waters from Bass Strait frequently bring in large schools of salmon, garfish, pike, kingfish, crabs and jelly fish. There are resident species of colourful fish, many species of crabs, invertebrates, corals and seaweeds around the jetty structure and seahorses are particularly common.
The Long Jetty can be restored in stages - the first to just past the slipway shed. this will provide fishing opportunities with access to shelter & amenities.
As part of the town since 1939 it will again provide access to the deep clear waters of Lewis Channel for industry, locals from the town, visitors from the region and holiday makers. Once more it will provide a much needed centre of recreational activities and tourism.