Final plans for Rhyll boat ramp upgrade

The Victorian Government has released the final design for the Rhyll boat ramp upgrade which will improve access for boaters and encourage more people to get out on the water.

The concept design was today unveiled and will include a new three lane, all-tide access boat ramp.

Better Boating Victoria worked closely with Bass Coast Shire Council and members of the boating and fishing community on progressing this design.

The final concept design proposes to upgrade the Rhyll boating facility by building a new three lane, all-tide access boat ramp, upgrading the existing pontoon, installing an additional pontoon, providing for separate sailboat access, improved traffic flow and pedestrian access.

As part of the project, a heritage consultant will conduct a maritime and aboriginal heritage impact statement to ensure local maritime and cultural history is protected at the Rhyll boating facility.

A reference group will also be established to help ensure ongoing community engagement during the upgrade. The structure and the terms of reference for this group will be worked through in the coming weeks.

The upgrade is part of the Victorian Government’s massive commitment to improve boating in Victoria, including the scrapping of parking and launching fees at public boat ramps across the state.

For more information visit betterboating.vic.gov.au.