Portarlington News 2021 – JAN
Late 2020 the PBDA website went offline when the Host WebCity became Vodien.
The website has now been rebuilt on new hosting for 2021 by Bellarine Websites over January with a few minor changes and updates to the original.
Online on 1st Feb 2021.
The PBDA Business & Community Directory publicly distributed in printed booklet form also features on the website as a PDF image. This is for online access by anyone to find all business members and local community providers. The PBDA Business & Community Directory Booklet is a huge job for our volunteers to produce over a short time frame so another method of implementing the updates and registering new business members is being addressed by Bellarine Websites.
Portarlington News 2020
2020 was a most difficult time for all members.
Yet we volunteers at the PBDA managed to produce the best Business and Community directory in our history, plus we were also able to hold our Christmas function in the View Room at the golf club with one weeks’ notice.
It was the most successful and probably the best Christmas event we have run.
Finally the best Christmas Gift Program ever.
20 families received $700 each = $14,000.
Yes it was a difficult year, yet the PBDA volunteers produced the best Directory, Christmas Function and Christmas Gift program.
Thank you to all that contributed.
Portarlington News 2019
2019-2020 – BUILT A NEW FIRE STATION –
on the cover of the 2019-2020 directory is another example of the work and commitment of many people who over the years kept plugging away and finally it happened a new fire station which will keep Portarlington safe. What a year. The four projects highlighted has seen investment from the State Government and private entrepreneurs. Thanks to Lisa Neville, Daniels Donuts and Port Phillip Ferries for the creation of jobs, plus the talented staff at our school and the terrific volunteers from our C.F.A.
2019-2020 – BUILT THE SAFE HARBOUR – and along came a ferry that linked Portarlington with Docklands and what a success. The number of people commuting each day on the 7am ferry to work had growth of 100% in the 18/19 year when compared to the 17/18 year. Many social/community groups travel to Portarlington on the ferry enjoy the Bellarine and spend in our town. The following is a quote from the Portarlington Golf Club C.E.O. Ron Stockdale. “The Port Phillip Ferry service to Portarlington has been the best thing that has happened in Portarlington and the Bellarine district. The business Community of Portarlington is enjoying the increased influx of visitors to our town, and we see a number of business opportunities stem from this wonderful first class service” Port Phillip Ferries are advertising continually in press and radio plus have promotions running throughout the year which promotes Portarlington and the Bellarine.
2019-2020 – BUILT A NEW SCHOOL – this is another WOW after many years of hard work by the community we now have an amazing school. . The school is often raised by visitors who think the new building is amazing and are delighted that history has been recognised with the retention of The Heritage Building.
2019-2020 – BUILT A NEW SHOP – Daniels Donuts arrived on Newcombe Street – and WOW did the people come from near and far for Daniels Donuts , pies, cakes, coffee and milkshakes. Daniel comes from a family of bakers and are residents of Portarlington. It is terrific to see the smiles on the faces of Daniel’s customers as they enjoy the product. On one Sunday the queue of both locals and visitors stretched down towards the bank and I was asked by one of the customers if I was a local and said yes and I asked where he was from and he replied Colac. I then asked if he was here with the family for the weekend and he said no my wife told me that the grandchildren were coming in the afternoon and he was to drive to Daniels at Portarlington and purchase two dozen assorted donuts and return to Colac. That’s the draw-card of Daniels Donuts.
2014 – STOP PRESS!
$15m pledge for Portarlington Harbour Opposition leader Daniel Andrews promises $15m for the Portarlington Safe Harbour if his party wins the 2014 State election.
AND he DID! And the Portarlington Safe Harbour is well on the way to completion in July 2016!