Boaters can look forward to better access at Western Port because a contract has been awarded to Simpson Construction to upgrade the Hastings Boat Ramp.
The $1.6m project will start in July and will deliver a modern facility with all-tide access to Western Port. The project will be delivered in partnership Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
Simpson Construction was selected after a rigorous tender process and the company has significant experience delivering major marine infrastructure projects. The upgrade is anticipated to be complete in mid-October.
The works will take place in two stages. Stage one will include replacing the existing boat ramp with a longer ramp and a connecting walkway between the new boat ramp and the existing floating pontoon. Stage two will involve dredging to accommodate the extended ramp and enable access during all tide levels.
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is managing the delivery of the works and has widely consulted on the project with the local community and boat ramp users.
The Hastings boat ramp is important infrastructure for recreational, commercial and emergency services and the upgrade is part of the government’s $47.2 million investment in recreational boating improvements.
These improvements also include upgrading boating facilities at five other priority locations, reviewing boating infrastructure management arrangements across Port Phillip and Western Port, and establishing the Better Boating Fund.
For further information and regular project updates, visit: www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Major-Projects/Hastings-Boat-Ramp-Upgrade
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