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Queenscliff – Stage 1

The Queenscliff boating facility is getting an upgrade thanks to the State Government’s unprecedented investment in boating in Victoria.

Project update – September 14, 2021

The first stage of works began in June, to construct a new overflow parking area and undertake dredging at the boat ramp.

The boat ramp is now open for use, with the existing parking facility available to boaters while construction continues on the new overflow parking area.

A single pontoon is available to ramp users while dredging is in progress. Please be aware of dredging machinery when using the ramp, which may cause temporary interruptions to ramp operations. Dredging works will be completed by September 17.

Paving of the pverflow paarking is continuing and will be complete in the next two weeks. Asphalting works will follow the completion of paving.

Additional footpaths will also be created to connect the Bellarine rail trail and the project’s amentities block.

Pile driving works are underway for the lookout deck, with abutment works scheduled to take place in the next two weeks.

Landscaping works are underway and will be complete by the end of the month.

Click here to head to Boating Vic for more info on nearby places to launch and to view the Queenscliff ramp camera.

Project information

Better Boating Victoria has prepared a flyer to answer some frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming Queenscliff upgrade, which can be viewed here.

Queenscliff 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.

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

We held a drop-in event on Wednesday, 26 May, 2021 from 4-6pm at the Queenscliff Coast Guard building to discuss upcoming works, the construction timeline and disruption to the ramp’s operations.

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

Previous actions:

Thompson Berrill Landscape Design (TBLD), a specialist landscape architecture and engineering firm, have developed concept designs that will improve the boating facility.

On Saturday 30 November 2019 in partnership with Maritime Safety Victoria and the Victorian Fisheries Authority we hosted a community consultation event at the Queenscliff boat ramp for people to see two draft concept designs and have their say 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 2019.

We used the feedback we received from the consultation to inform a final concept design released in June 2020 that was supported by the boating community and the Borough of Queenscliff. Since then, we engaged more with stakeholders to further improve the functionality and safety of the boat ramp and the proposed kayak launch area. We have accommodated this feedback and updated the original concept design to reflect these improvements. The updated design can be viewed HERE.

This design will form the basis of the formal town planning process that commenced on 30 November 2020.

We held a drop-in event on Wednesday, 26 May, 2021 from 4-6pm at the Queenscliff Coast Guard building to discuss upcoming works, the construction timeline and disruption to the ramp’s operations


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

Project Name

Queenscliff boating facility upgrade




  • Provide better launching experience
  • Ease congestion and accommodate more boat trailers
  • Improve parking and traffic flow
  • Improve pedestrian safety


  • Concept designs (early 2020)
  • Detailed designs and approvals (December 2020)
  • Construction (May – October 2021)
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