Construction begins on Clifton Springs Boat Harbour upgrade

April 15, 2024 BY

Federal member for Corangamite Libby Coker (left) with state member for the Bellarine Alison Marchant. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Bellarine Peninsula is set for an enhancement of its boating facilities with the commencement of the Clifton Springs Boat Harbour upgrade.

The project will see the addition of 30 car-trailer-unit spaces and an asphalt carpark seal, aimed at improving the experience for recreational boating, yachting, fishing, and offshore diving enthusiasts.

Funded by the Victorian Government through the Better Boating Victoria Program and a Boating Safety and Facilities Program grant, alongside a contribution from the Commonwealth Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI), the upgrade seeks to cater to the Bellarine’s significant boating community.

Federal member for Corangamite Libby Coker said the harbour was a key access point to the natural beauty of Corio Bay and was important to the local community.

“Anyone who knows Clifton Springs will understand just how important boating is to the local community for work, recreation, and for driving tourism throughout the North Bellarine,” Ms Coker said.

“Investing in community infrastructure programs like the LRCI ensures we can provide a safe and functional space for the community to come together and do something they love.”

With Geelong and the Bellarine housing the largest concentration of registered vessels in Victoria, the upgrade will significantly enhance the infrastructure at one of the region’s most frequented harbours.

State member for the Bellarine Alison Marchant said The Bellarine was the envy of many other coastal regions she excited to see this next stage of the upgrade commence

This upgrade will create more accessibility for locals across the Bellarine, as well as visitors, who regularly access the harbour for a range of recreational activities, whether it be boating, fishing or diving,” Ms Marchant said.