Parking and launching fees were removed from Patterson River boat ramp earlier this month, giving recreational water users even more reasons to celebrate the start of the boating and fishing season.
One of Victoria’s most popular boat ramps, Patterson River was one of four locations in Port Phillip and Western Port that was made free on 1 September, along with Stony Point, Warneet and Werribee South.
These new fee free boat ramps join over 20 other ramps that have been made free over the last few weeks across Victoria thanks to the government’s commitment to make boating more affordable and accessible.
Removing boat ramp parking and launching fees comes as boaters and anglers across Victoria look forward to better weather and getting on the water to cast a line or cut through the waves.
In another win for boaters, the government has pledged $47.2 million to implement a raft of other recreational boating improvements, including upgrading six priority boats ramps and reviewing boating infrastructure management arrangements in Port Phillip and Western Port.
Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the delivery of the government’s boating commitments and is working hard to remove parking and launching fees at all remaining publicly available boat ramps, which include Mordialloc and Queenscliff.
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