Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp update – East Gippsland

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A sand migration event is currently impacting the Mallacoota Point Ocean Access Boat Ramp at Bastion Point.

Steady progress to remove sand build-up was made using dredging operations over the past two weeks and had achieved reasonable depth at the entrance to the harbour.

Conditions at the entrance to the harbour were good for boat movements on 8 October and Council had planned to stop dredging on 10 October. However, the bar reformed overnight on 8 October – similar to an event that caused rapid sand build up two weeks ago.

Conditions were not favourable on 9 October for dredging due to the swell and opportunities to dredge prior to next week are limited.

Potential users of the ramp are urged to check any Notice to Mariners and Warnings issued by Gippsland Ports and to assess the conditions before considering launching their craft.

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