The Corinella boat ramp re-opened on Saturday 19 October thanks to the completion of an upgrade that will allow more boaters and fishers to enjoy the water at Western Port this summer.
The $1.4 million upgrade has seen the number of boat ramps at the site double from two to four, providing a much-needed access boost for boats launching into the bay.
As part of the package, a new accessible pontoon has been delivered, as well as new fish-cleaning tables that will allow people to clean their catch before heading home for a feed.
The project will also include a review of ramp signage, parking and traffic management at the site to improve safety and access while reducing impacts on nearby residents.
The Corinella boat ramp is Melbourne’s closest ‘deep-water’ ramp facility on the eastern side of Western Port and is a popular location for fishing and recreational water activities.
This upgrade is a jointly-funded initiative with $1.163 million coming from the Boating Safety and Facilities Program and a further $250,000 coming from the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Target One Million plan. The project has been overseen by the Corinella Foreshore Reserve Committee.
The project forms part of the Victorian Government’s $47.2 million funding package to improve boating across the state, which includes abolishing public boat ramp fees, upgrading boat ramps at six locations and reviewing boating infrastructure in Port Phillip and Western Port.
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