THE state Labor Government has released the final concept design for the Queenscliff boat ramp upgrade, which will make it easier for boaters to get out on the water than ever before.
Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford revealed the design that includes more boat ramp lanes, new pontoons and separate kayak access, as well as 89 marked parking spaces for cars and boat trailers.
“We’ve listened to boaters about how they want the Queenscliff boat ramp to look and feel and now we’re delivering it,” Ms Pulford said.
“We’re committed to improving boating facilities across the state and these upgrades will make it easier and safer for more people to get out on the water.”
Better Boating Victoria worked closely with the Queenscliff community to develop the final design, which will improve the overall safety of the facility, with better traffic flow and safer pedestrian access.
Bellarine MP Lisa Neville said the improvements were important for locals who wanted to get out on the water and enjoy everything the beautiful waters off Queenscliff have to offer.
A reference group will be established to help ensure ongoing community engagement during the upgrade. The structure and the terms of reference for this group will be worked through in the coming weeks.
This upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s $47.2 million investment to improve boating facilities across the state and is one of six priority locations that will be upgraded to meet recreational boating demands as Melbourne’s population grows.
Construction is expected to get under way next year.
For more information about the upgrade and to see the final concept design, head to betterboating.vic.gov.au.
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Weather conditions are still having an impact on catches.
Still a few whiting are being caught in close
Still schools of salmon around with some nice catches off the beaches and the point.
Thanks to the Rusty Anglers Angling Club Anglesea
Reports out of Ocean Grove are pretty much the same
The odd snapper reported
Flathead are still around as well
The river seeing some reports of mullet, trevally with some mulloway also reported in the river
Off the beaches, salmon are still being caught.
Reports compliments of the Ocean Grove Angling Club
Some whiting catches are being reported
The occasional pinkie as well
Some flathead reports
Salmon are also still being caught off local beaches
Spring Creek still producing small bream.
Reports compliments of the Torquay Angling Club
St Leonards is still seeing reports of King George whiting, flathead, squid, and a few snapper
Clifton Springs reports snapper, some good whiting, a few calamari, gummy shark and flathead are still around
Queenscliff reports of whiting, trevally, flathead, and squid continue
The Creek reports some trevally as well as a few salmon
Swan Bay reports a few calamari, whiting and flathead near the mouth
Point Lonsdale reports a few salmon, trevally, whiting and the odd snapper
The White Lady is still seeing a few whiting, calamari, and snapper
Indented Head reports flathead, a few King George whiting, snapper as well as the odd calamari.
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