Passengers will have a more comfortable place to relax and wait for the Westernport Ferry, thanks to a new passenger shelter at Stony Point pier.

Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett said a $40,000 investment from the Victorian Government will provide new seating at the shelter as well as protection from the weather.

More than 70,000 passengers use the ferry each year to travel between the Port of Hastings and French and Phillip islands. The ferry is also the main transport link for the 270 residents of French Island.

The investment is part of the Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions program, which supports small-scale local transport initiatives providing better connections for regional Victorians.

The program is delivered by the Department of Transport and works with local transport groups, councils and community organisations to identify and deliver local transport.

For more information about the program head to transport.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett

“This new shelter will provide a comfortable and protected place for passengers to wait to board the ferry at the Port of Hastings.”

“The Westernport Ferry is an integral part of the local transport, which is why we’ve worked with the community to deliver this new shelter, which will improve the travel experience for passengers.”