Hastings Boat Ramp upgrade commencing this month


In the coming weeks, Mornington Peninsula Shire will commence works on upgrading the Hastings Boat Ramp.

This project is part of the State Government’s commitment to upgrading six priority boat ramps across the state.

The $1.6m project will start in July and deliver a modern facility with all-tide access to Western Port in partnership with Better Boating Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. The ramp upgrade is anticipated to be complete in mid-October.

The works will take place in two stages. Stage one will include replacing the existing boat ramp with a longer ramp and a connecting walkway between the new boat ramp and the existing floating pontoon. Stage two will involve dredging to accommodate the extended ramp and enable access during all tide levels. The works for stage two are planned for delivery late in 2020 or in the first half of 2021, during a time that minimises impact to users of the new ramp.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is managing the delivery of the works and has widely consulted on the project with the local community and boat ramp users.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “we are excited about upgrading one of the busiest ramps on the Mornington Peninsula to service the growing numbers of people who want to go boating in Western Port.”

Mornington Peninsula Shire Cerberus Ward Councillor Kate Roper added “the improvements to the boat ramp will entice more of the boating and fishing community to our region and allow current users access to a more modern and user-friendly facility.”

To keep updated on the progress of the project visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/hastingsboatramp

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