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Point Richards

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 has been undertaken to better understand the issues associated with the seagrass and sand build up impacting the ramp. This study has been conducted by specialist coastal and environmental consultancy Water Technology.

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.

On Saturday 30 November we hosted a community consultation event in partnership with Maritime Safety Victoria and the Victorian Fisheries Authority at the Point Richards boat ramp for people to see two draft concept designs and find out more about the upgrade.

We also hosted an online consultation for people who couldn’t get along to our event to provide feedback on the draft concept designs. This consultation ran from Saturday 30 November to Monday 9 December.

We will be using the feedback we got during consultation to inform a final concept design for an upgraded car park that we plan to release soon.

Project Name

Point Richards boating facility upgrade

Location

Point Richards

Objectives

  • More parking
  • Better traffic flow
  • Improve pedestrian safety

Timeline

  • Car park concept designs (mid 2020)
  • Detailed designs and approvals (late-2020)
  • Construction (early 2021)
  • Coastal processes study (mid 2020)
  • Marine side infrastructure concept designs – (July-September 2020)
  • Detailed design – late 2020
  • Approvals & construction – 2021
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