The $15.9 million redevelopment of the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal is a step closer with the tender awarded to Kane Constructions Pty Ltd to construct the new building.
Part of the Geelong City Deal, the project will upgrade the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal to address visitor’s needs , complete with modern facilities and bathrooms, safer access, improved car parking areas and opportunities for retail such as cafés and tourism ventures.
The Queenscliff Ferry Terminal is a project funded within the Geelong City Deal -a $382.48 million commitment between the Morrison Government, Victorian Government and the City of Greater Geelong to revitalise the city and regional economy by helping the region to capitalise on its natural assets and encouraging visitors to spend more time in the region.
This final stage of the project will construct an upper level of the terminal building and deliver works on the terminal roof, lift, boardwalk and gantry, as well as other outdoor elements.
The redevelopment and associated public area improvements aim to improve ferry services to this major tourism gateway to Geelong and the Great Ocean Road.
Searoad Ferries is the iconic car and passenger ferry service sailing Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff.
Operating since 1987, the service carries more than 900,000 people and 250,000 vehicles every year making it the busiest car and passenger ferry service in Australia.
The project is also on track to deliver a new public boardwalk when the ferry terminal is completed in September next year.
The redevelopment of the terminal is jointly funded with the Morrison Government contributing $10 million and Searoad Ferries contributing $5.9 million.