Tarago Reservoir

Better Boating Victoria is progressing the Victorian Government‘s commitment to install a new boating facility at Tarago Reservoir, a water storage managed by Melbourne Water.

Tarago reservoir was built in 1967 to service the drinking water needs of the southeastern parts of the growing city. The reservoir still provides high-quality drinking water to Greater Melbourne and to communities in Gippsland.

Recreational access (including recreational fishing and boating) to the reservoir was closed in 1978 to protect drinking water quality. However, funding has been allocated for a water treatment upgrade to support opening up Tarago Reservoir for fishing and boating access.

The Government has committed to allowing motorised boats on Tarago Reservoir. The types of motorised vessels to be permitted on Tarago Reservoir are yet to be determined.

Better Boating Victoria, with Melbourne Water and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) will soon commence consultation on the boat ramp project. This will include working with Traditional Owners, the local community and the broader boating and fishing community to contribute to designs for the boat launching facility and associated infrastructure.

Information will be provided on this page as the project progresses.

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