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Queenscliff – Stage 2

The Queenscliff boating facility is being upgraded thanks to the State Government’s unprecedented investment in boating in Victoria. 

Queenscliff Boat Ramp is located on the Bellarine Peninsula and is a popular year-round facility for boaters and fishers who want to access the wonderful recreational opportunities in Port Phillip, Corio Bay and offshore. 

Project update: May 18

Work’s continuing on stage two of a major upgrade to Queenscliff boat ramp.

The construction includes the construction of a third boat ramp lane and floating pontoon to make it quicker and easier to launch or retrieve your boat. 

Delivered in partnership with Borough of Queenscliffe, the second stage works will also include replacement and extension of the existing floating pontoons to improve berthing capacity. 

Sheet piling to support new pontoons is complete on both the eastern and western side of the ramp.

Demolition of the existing ramp is alo complete and work is underway to prepare the sub-base for the new three-lane ramp.

Pre-cast panels are being delivered to site in anticipation of the boat ramp construction over the new few weeks.

Upcoming works on site will include the delivery of new floating pontoons, pile driving of pontoon piles and concreting form work for the abutments.

Civil works to create extra large parking bays, improve drainage and install pedestrian footpaths will be commencing in the next few weeks.

While work is ongoing, the ramp is closed. Head to www.boating.vic.gov.au or download the FREE Boating Vic app to find nearby ramps to launch at, such as St Leonards.

Better Boating Victoria is overseeing the government’s boating commitments and is working with the Borough of Queenscliffe, local community groups, and the boating community to upgrade the facility. 

We hosted a drop in session at the Town Hall on Monday the 28th February 2022.

The upgrade is being undertaken in two stages, Stage 1 was completed in 2021 and Stage 2 wbegan in mid-March. The final concept can be viewed here.  

Stage 1 of the upgrade was completed in late November 2021 and involved formalising the overflow car park to add 33 car-trailer parks. 

The work also included dredging the area surrounding the boat ramp to improve access for boaters at low tide. 

The designs for all marine works were prepared by AW Maritime, specialist maritime engineers. As part of the design, consideration was given to the size of vessels, increasing demand for the ramp, and long-term impacts of sea level rise. 

Community input has been critical to the project and has informed delivery of an improved facility that meets the needs of local and visiting boaters. That’s why we have involved the community in this project from the outset. 

Extensive consultation with community members and local user groups has been undertaken with numerous Bellarine-based fishing and boating clubs, Queenscliff Community Association, Point Lonsdale Civic Association and government agencies.  

At this stage BBV and Borough of Queenscliff can advise the following 

  • Construction for Stage 2 works began in mid-March, timed to occur outside the peak boating season to limit disruption to boaters.  
  • Construction is estimated to take between 14 and 16 weeks with full closure of the boat ramp expected. More information will be made available on dates of construction and impact on boat ramp use in January 2022.  

For more information on alternative boating facilities that can be used during construction please go to www.boating.vic.gov.au

Downloads: To check in on the project’s progress, click the links below. 

July 2020. Download our Queenscliff Upgrade Update July 2020 

September 2020. Download our Queenscliff Upgrade Update September 2020 

November 2020: Town planning application formally lodged. 

May 2021: Queenscliff Upgrade Update May 2021 

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