The Point Richards boating facility is getting an upgrade thanks to the State Government’s unprecedented investment in boating in Victoria.
Point Richards is located on the Bellarine Peninsula and is popular with boaters and anglers who want to access the wonderful fishing and recreational water opportunities in Port Phillip.
We are proposing to upgrade the boating facility in two stages, starting with the car park. We will run a separate consultation in 2020 to address changes to the marine side infrastructure based on a coastal processes study that is currently underway to better understand the issues associated with the seagrass and sand build up impacting the ramp. This study is being conducted by specialist coastal and environmental consultancy Water Technology and will be complete by early 2020.
For the car park upgrade, Thompson Berrill Landscape Design (TBLD), a specialist landscape architecture and engineering firm, have been engaged to develop concept designs that will deliver more parking, better traffic flow and improved pedestrian safety.
Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the government’s boating commitments and will work with Bellarine Bayside Coastal Management, local community groups, local residents and the boating community to upgrade the Point Richards boating facility.
Community input is critical to the success of the project and delivering an improved facility that meets the needs of local and visiting boaters and anglers.
That’s why we’re hosting a community consultation event on Saturday 30 November in partnership with Maritime Safety Victoria and the Victorian Fisheries Authority at the Point Richards boat ramp for people to see the plans and have a say in the upgrade.
If you couldn’t attend the event you can see the plans and have your say online here: https://getinvolved.transport.vic.gov.au/pointrichardsboatramp. This consultation will close on Monday 9 December.
The feedback that we receive will inform a final concept design that will be used as the basis for the future upgrade.
So, if you want to help us build a better boating facility at Point Richards, then join us.
Date: Saturday 30 November
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Point Richards boat ramp, Point Richards Railway, Portarlington, 3223.
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