Maribyrnong River

Plans are on the go to build the Maribyrnong River’s first publicly accessible boat ramp.

The Maribyrnong has been identified as needing better boating facilities as part of the Victorian Government’s unprecedented investment in improving boating across the state.

Concept designs have been commissioned to construct a publicly accessible ramp at Newsom Street in Ascot Vale. Click here to view the designs.

These designs have been released for public consultation until Sunday, May 16. Click here to have your say on the plans.

The plans feature a ramp on the northern side of the Pipemakers Park footbridge, and associated access from Newsom Street.

Car parking will also be provided, while the existing shared access park will remain with crossings in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other users.

The Maribyrnong is popular with a range of boaters, including fishers, who will have better access to improved fish habitat and stocked estuary perch thanks to the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Maribyrnong River Native Fish Revival Program.

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Project Name

Maribyrnong River boat ramp


Newsom Street, Ascot Vale


  • Provide publicly available launching on the Maribyrnong River
  • Improve access to native fish habitat being installed by the Victorian Fisheries Authority.


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