Boaters and visitors heading out on the water will be able to enjoy upgraded facilities at the popular Flagstaff Jetty on the Gippsland Lakes, which is home to some of the nation’s biggest and most beautiful inland waterways.
The upgraded jetty and maintenance dredging will improve access and safety for boaters well into the future and provide an economic boost to the area.
The $245,000 project has included replacing the approach and eastern inner arm of the jetty, more than 300 square metres of re-decking, lighting upgrades and maintenance dredging works around the jetty to improve vessel access.
The iconic Gippsland Lakes covers 420 square kilometres of waterways and the Flagstaff Jetty is one of the most popular destination jetties located in the Lakes Entrance area on the Gippsland Lakes.
The jetty provides recreational vessels a place to berth and access to Ninety Mile Beach and the Flagstaff heritage and entrance precinct.
This important project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program and Gippsland Ports which carried out the jetty upgrade works and is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the jetty.
As stated by Minister for Ports and Freight and Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne
“These important safety upgrade works will be welcomed by boaters and will ensure the Flagstaff Jetty can be used by boaters and visitors well into the future.”
“The iconic Gippsland Lakes is home to some of the nation’s biggest and most beautiful waterways and this important upgrade will not only give boaters improved facilities but boost the local economy with more visitors expected ahead of the peak boating season.”