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Mordialloc – Stage 1

Project update

Major works on a  project to improve boating facilities at Mordialloc are complete.

At Pier Road, a new accessible pontoon has been installed. The pontoon is now in operation and serves as a temporary drop-off and pick-up spot for people with low mobility, providing them with greater access to boating on Port Phillip.  

Wider gangways, intermediate landings, grab rails and tactile surfaces will be features of the accessible pontoon, with provisions made for the future addition of a hoist. 

It takes into account universal design principles which will guide future improvements to boating accessibility across the state.

Work to install new floating pontoons at the Governor Road boat ramp has also finished, with the new structures in place. The pontoons are longer than the existing structures and will mean more boats can be tied up when being launched and retrieved, increasing capacity at the ramp

Maintenance dredging has also wrapped up, providing more clearance for boats in a range of tide conditions.

New pontoons at Governor Road boat ramp.

 

Project information

A series of projects will be undertaken at Mordialloc to improve boating. You can read more about them here.

Two tide boards have already been installed at Nepean Highway Bridge, otherwise known as Pompei’s Bridge, to make it easier and safer for boaters to navigate by clearly indicating creek depth.

Works are underway to install a new pontoon west of the Nepean Highway Bridge, replace the current pontoons and undertake dredging at the boat ramp. In addition, we are working towards improving the car park at this boating facility.

Better Boating Victoria is working with the City of Kingston to upgrade the Governor Road boat ramp carpark to increase boat and trailer parking capacity.

The upgrade will reconfigure the layout and provide for a small number of extra car-and-trailer spaces. The upgrade will also improve the surface of the parking area, provide safer pedestrian access and landscaping.

A concept design has been developed which aims to achieve the following:

  • Provide approximately 9 additional trailer/boat parking bays
  • Install a queuing lane beside the boat ramp to improve the flow and efficiency for launching and retrieval of vessels
  • Upgrade the existing carpark pavement, kerb, channel and drainage
  • Improved traffic flows to and from Governor Road
  • Additional landscaping around the carpark, including planting 3 new indigenous trees for every tree that needs to be removed.
  • Improve the footpath network and provide an accessible car parking bay near the toilet block.
  • Extend the carpark pavement to construct a footpath along the nature strip and to accommodate the additional parking bays.

The upgrade will be delivered by the City of Kingston and is anticipated to commence during the off-peak boating season in 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the upgrade please email us on [email protected].

Downloads: 

June 2021: Governor Road car park concept designs

May 2021: Download a May 2021 project update here.

July 2020. Download our Mordialloc Upgrade Update July 2020.

 

Project Name

Mordialloc Creek

Location

Mordialloc, VIC

Objectives

  • Install new accessible pontoon at Pier Road car park
  • Undertake maintenance dredging
  • Replace pontoons at Governor Road boat ramp

Timeline

  • 2020:  Plans drawn up for improvements
  • Early 2021: Tide boards installed at Pompei’s Bridge
  • June 2021: Works begins on Mordialloc Creek boating facilities upgrade
  • July 2021: Dredging, accessible pontoon and boat ramp pontoons complete
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