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Howqua Inlet (Lake Eildon)

Getting out onto Lake Eildon will be made easier with plans for a new boat ramp at Howqua Inlet. 

Better Boating Victoria (BBV) is working with Goulburn Murray Water and Mansfield Shire Council to construct a new public boat ramp at Howqua Inlet on Lake Eildon. Located just East of the Howqua Inlet township, the Howqua Inlet boat ramp will provide an important new access point into Lake Eildon, with the closest current ramps located at Goughs Bay and Jamieson, both about half an hour away. 

The new ramp will offer an additional option for launching and retrieving at Lake Eildon when water levels are between 78 per cent and 100 per cent. 

What’s Been Happening? 

Mansfield Shire Council undertook community consultation and engagement to determine to best location for a ramp upgrade/new ramp creation. The results lead to the decision to create a high-water supply level ramp near the town of Howqua Inlet. 

Concept designs were developed and released to the public in September 2023, with an online survey for stakeholders to provide input. To view a summarised report card of the feedback, including the final concept design please click here. 

What’s happening next? 

Engineering firm, Partnear has completed the detailed design, and Better Boating Victoria will work with Goulburn Murray Water to progress works. Construction is expected to commence in 2025, subject to Lake Eildon water levels.  

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