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Limeburners Point

Better Boating Victoria together with the City of Greater Geelong is progressing construction of a car park expansion. 

Project update: 2 August, 2023

Limeburners is one of the busiest ramps in the area, providing access to Corio Bay and western Port Phillip for a variety of recreational activities including fishing for snapper, flathead, calamari and whiting. It also provides boaters with access to the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s rocky reef modules in and around Corio Bay. 

The project got underway in recent weeks and the team from Drapers Civil Contracting is installing drainage as the first step in laying the groundwork.

The work will provide 56 extra formal parks big enough for your car and trailer by extending the overflow area to the south of the ramp.

Once the drainage is done crews will begin excavating to prepare for the new car park.

Work is expected to be complete in time for Christmas.

Click here to view the final concepts.

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The designs have been finalised by marine and civil engineers from CARDNO with advice and input from key management agencies, local government and key stakeholders including local recreational fishers. 

Concept designs were commissioned in April 2022 and have been developed by coastal engineers before being progressed with local stakeholders and boaters. They were released more broadly for public feedback until September 27. Click here to view the survey results. 

Residents within the City of Greater Geelong have some of the highest boat ownership rates in the state. The proposed upgrade at Limeburners Point will increase capacity and improve the functionality of the facility to address the increasing demand in the Geelong region for recreational boating facilities. 

The project will be staged, with delivery of Stage 1 including the upgrade of the overflow carpark to include an additional 56 parking bays for car and trailers expected to commence mid 2023. Stage 2 – new boat ramps and a wave attenuator will commence once the car park ahs been completed. 

Key features of the upgrade include  

  • Provision of an additional 56 car and trailer spaces 
  • Increasing the number of ramps from 3 to 5 to improve efficiency and speed of vessel launch and retrieval 
  • Relocation and realignment of existing pontoons and provision for an additional floating pontoon to enable greater berthing capacity
  • Rebuilding and extending the offshore wave attenuator to provide greater protection to the harbour during unfavourable wind conditions, including installation of additional navigation aids to assist boats returning after dark. 
  • Recreational boaters, fishers and members of the broader community provided feedback on the concept in August 2021. Feedback received through this process supported the concept but highlighted issues such as security and ensuring car parks were long enough to accommodate larger vessels. 
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