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Better Boating Library

We’re committed to sharing the findings of work we do as part of our commitment to making boating better in Victoria. Our library is where you can access publications that we’ve produced to help us better understand and find solutions to recreational boating challenges in Victoria.


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Victorian Recreational Boating Action Plan 2022-23

The Victorian Recreatonal Boating Action Plan 2022-23 allocates $42m worth of funding from the Better Boating Fund back into projects and programs that improve the recreational experience for all Victorians.

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Victorian Boating Facility Maintenance Guidelines

The Victorian Boating Facility Maintenance Guidelines have been prepared based on a review of the existing maintenance standards and practices for boating facilities across Australia. Importantly, the guidelines have been prepared to be specific to Victorian conditions, rather than taking a general approach in their development.

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Victorian Boating Facility Design Guidelines

The Victorian Boating Facility Design Guidelines identify the key design aspects that must be considered when planning and designing a boating facility, provide technical and operational advice that best assists the functional design and layout of the boat ramp or facility, and provides advice throughout the various stages of design, implementation and construction of a boating facility.

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Boat Ramp Etiquette Guide

To help make it easier to get out on the water, we’ve developed a guide to assist boat owners to launch and retrieve their vessels.

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BBV Report Card (Q1 2021-22)

See how we’re tracking on upgrading boating facilities across the state.

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Draft Warneet precinct plan

We’ve commissioned the Warneet Boating Precinct Plan to guide future planning and development of boating and marine infrastructure in the Warneet area. This includes consideration of future needs of the boat ramp, car park, moorings and jetties. Click here to find out more.

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BBV 2019-2021 Report Card

Want to know more about the key achievements during Better Boating Victoria’s first two years on the job? Or are you interested in what’s still to come? Click here to view the report card of BBV’s work between March 2019 and March 2021.

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Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Infrastructure Management Review

The government committed to reforming the way recreational boating infrastructure is managed across Port Phillip and Western Port. This discussion paper was prepared as part of a public consultation to outline the current issues and seek feedback on from the boating community.

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Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Infrastructure Management Review Discussion Paper

This discussion paper is the summary version of the paper prepared as part of a public consultation on reforming the management of recreational boating infrastructure in Port Phillip and Western Port.

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Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Infrastructure Discussion Paper

This report summarises the feedback we received as part of a public consultation on reforming the way recreational boating infrastructure is managed across Port Phillip and Western Port.

Rhyll Boating Facility Upgrade Final Concept Design

Rhyll boating facility was one of six priority locations the government committed to upgrade. This final concept design was developed to provides a better experience for boaters. We are now working with Bass Coast Shire Council to progress this upgrade.

Regional Victorian Summary Paper

Boating Infrastructure Management Review

This discussion paper was prepared as part of a public consultation to outline the current issues facing boating infrastructure management in regional Victoria and seek feedback on from the boating community.

Consultation Report

Rhyll Boating Facility Upgrade

This report summarises the feedback we received as part of a public consultation we ran to help inform the final concept design.