In brief

Brian Coleman in the Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway signal box. (Ivan Kemp)

Powercor fined

Powercor has paid $250,000 in penalties after allegedly failing to notify 162 Bellarine customers of a planned power interruption.

Powercor reported to the Essential Services Commission that in March 2021 it failed to provide advance notice to 162 customers on the Bellarine Peninsula of a power outage while carrying out planned maintenance work.

One of the customers was registered as requiring life support equipment that relied on electricity supply.

The outage occurred between 8:47am and 9:14am on March 31 in Indented Head.

Power was restored to the affected premises after 27 minutes, as Powercor field crews were notified by impacted customers.

Terminal upgrade taking shape

The $15.9 million redevelopment of the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal is taking shape with the foundations and cement poured for the ground floor and level one.

The project is on track for completion later this year and will improve services between Queenscliff and Sorrento offering passengers a world class, enjoyable experience with modern facilities and bathrooms, safer access, improved car parking and opportunities for retail such as cafes and tourism ventures.

Mini railway track works

Due to urgent track-works that need to be carried out, Portarlington Bayside Miniature Railway has temporarily closed.

The railway will not operate public services from Saturday January 29 until Saturday February 12.