Boat Ramp fees have been scrapped for boaters using Kananook Creek and Olivers Hill boat ramps in Frankston, giving Victorians even more reasons to celebrate the start of the boating and fishing season.
Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and representatives from Frankston City Council to announce that boaters will no longer have to pay fees at the council’s two public boat ramps.
Boaters are reminded that cars without trailers using Frankston boat ramps will continue to pay parking fees.
The Andrews Labor Government has now made almost all public boat ramps in Victoria fee free as part of its election commitment to make boating cheaper, easier and safer.
Queenscliff and Mordialloc are the only public boat ramps that continue to charge parking and launching fees and today the Minister called on the Borough of Queenscliffe and the City of Kingston to work with Government to remove fees as soon as possible.
Earlier this year, the Government announced $47.2 million to implement a raft of other recreational boating improvements, including upgrading six boats ramps and reviewing boating infrastructure management arrangements in Port Phillip and Western Port.
Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the delivery of the Government’s boating commitments and is working hard to remove parking and launching fees at all remaining publicly available boat ramps, which now just include Mordialloc and Queenscliff.
As noted by Fishing and Boating Minister Jaala Pulford
“Getting rid of parking and launching fees is a massive win for Victorian families, who can enjoy more affordable boating and fishing this season.”
“We want the Borough of Queenscliffe and the City of Kingston to join the party because we know boaters and anglers want to launch into a fee free spring.”
As noted by Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“By scrapping these fees, we’re ensuring more members of the Frankston community can get out on the water and wet a line.”
As noted by Mayor of the City of Frankston Michael O’Reilly
“Council is pleased to have made this decision to support the removal of boat ramp parking fees in time for snapper season – which is always a very popular time at our local boat ramps.”