Map of Portarlington

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Google Interactive Map Below:

[google-map-v3 width=”450″ height=”550″ zoom=”16″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”Lot 23 Newcombe St. Portarlington, Victoria, Australia 3223{}5-default.png{}The Weighbridge was constructed on this site c1891. In 1909-10 the weighbridge building was replaced with the present structure built by J P Bartlett and comprised of meeting room, weighbridge office and band rotunda on top. Integrity is good as recently refurbished. It is of scientific, social and historic significance to the region. The Weighbridge, located in Pier St. overlooking the jetty, was important in the economy of the region as most of the produce of Bellarine Peninsula farms was shipped from Portarlington. The Weighbridge was still in operation in 1958 and the metal plate and weighbridge mechanism survive and are of technical interest . The octagonal two storey building above the Weighbridge was built as a Band Rotunda with an office and meeting room on the lower storey. Because of its location on an open site on the foreshore hill visible from the sea, the Rotunda is a well known building both to the local community and to summer visitors. It is especially significant in representing the importance of tourism in Portarlingtons history and is favoured by locals as a tourism information centre in the future.” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”true”]

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