The Andrews Labor Government has released the final concept design for the Queenscliff boat ramp upgrade which will make it easier for boaters to get out on the water than ever before.
Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today revealed the design that includes more boat ramp lanes, new pontoons and separate kayak access, as well as 89 marked parking spaces for cars and boat trailers.
Better Boating Victoria worked closely with the Queenscliff community to develop the final design, which will improve the overall safety of the facility, with better traffic flow and safer pedestrian access.
A reference group will be established to help ensure ongoing community engagement during the upgrade. The structure and the terms of reference for this group will be worked through in the coming weeks.
This upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s $47.2 million investment to improve boating facilities across the state and is one of six priority locations that will be upgraded to meet recreational boating demands as Melbourne’s population grows.
Construction is expected to get underway next year.
For more information about the upgrade and to see the final concept design, visit https://betterboating.vic.gov.au/
As noted by the Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford
“We’ve listened to boaters about how they want the Queenscliff boat ramp to look and feel and now we’re delivering it.”
“We’re committed to improving boating facilities across the state and these upgrades will make it easier and safer for more people to get out on the water.”
As noted by Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville
“These improvements are so important for locals who want to get out on the water and enjoy everything the beautiful waters off Queenscliff have to offer.”