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Avalon Beach

The new-look Avalon boat ramp is open, making it easier than ever to get out on the water.

The upgrade at Avalon will increase capacity and improve the functionality of the facility to address the increasing demand in the Geelong region for recreational boating facilities.

Contractors extended both jetties, added wave screens, formalised overflow parking and added a Boating Vic camera.

With an extra 25 new car and trailer parks boosting the existing 11 parks, there’s now more room for local and visiting boaters.

A 15-metre extension to the jetty on the western side of the ramp will provide more space for boaters to tie up when parking trailers, while the eastern jetty has been rebuilt and extended by six metres. This means the amount of space to tie up has doubled.

The upgraded jetties feature wave baffles to reduce wave action and provide more protection for boaters at the ramp, making launching and retrieving easier. A new water collection area has been built separate to the ramp, so local aquaculture producers no longer need to occupy a lane while pumping water.

Avalon boat ramp provides access to productive fishing grounds in the commercial net-free Port Phillip and Corio Bay, including rocky reef modules installed by the Victorian Fisheries Authority in 2021.

The upgrade’s design was overseen by Better Boating Victoria, which is progressing the state’s biggest ever ramp construction program, while the City of Greater Geelong managed the construction carried out by experienced maritime contractors Bridgewater Marine.

To view conditions before you leave home, or see how busy the ramp is, head to Boating Vic.

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