POINT RICHARDS BOAT RAMP UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY

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POINT RICHARDS BOAT RAMP UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY

Post by fishingvic » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:29 pm

POINT RICHARDS BOAT RAMP UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY

Media contact: Charley May.
Charley.a.may@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Tuesday 8 October 2019
POINT RICHARDS BOAT RAMP UPGRADE GETS UNDERWAY
Boaters and anglers on the Bellarine can look forward to a better boat ramp at Point Richards as plans to upgrade the facility begin.
Point Richards is one of six ramps the Victorian Government will upgrade in Port Phillip and Western Port.
Water Technology has been commissioned to undertake a coastal processes study that will inform a design to improve the facility.
Water Technology is a specialist coastal and environmental consultancy who have conducted similar projects within Port Phillip. Their study at Point Richards is the first step towards minimising the impacts of seaweed and sand build up that currently affect the ramp.
The study will be completed by the end of the year and will be used to develop concept designs for a better facility that will reduce the number of closures at the ramp.
The Government has also appointed Thompson Berrill Landscape Design to investigate options and prepare a concept design for more boat-trailer parking at the ramp.
Boaters and fishers will get an opportunity to have their say about the Point Richards boat ramp upgrade and give feedback to the concept design options that will be presented to the public later in the year.
This upgrade is part of the Government’s $47.2 million work to remove fees at all public boat ramps, upgrade six priority boats ramps and review boating infrastructure management arrangements in Port Phillip and Western Port.
Better Boating Victoria will work closely with Bellarine and Bayside Committee of Management and other key stakeholders during the Point Richards boat ramp upgrade.
For more information about the Government’s boating commitments, visit: www.betterboating.vic.gov.au



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Post by Nude up » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:07 pm

Fantastic I live 2 klm from that ramp can’t wait

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Post by KeenAds » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:45 pm

Wasn't this ramp closed for upgrades last year or before?

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Post by Nude up » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:36 pm

A few years ago they put rock walls around and dredged it but all it has done has made it a seaweed trap, which builds up on the ramp not much of an issue if you have a 4wd

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Post by Lightningx » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:01 pm

That’s great news!
The more upgrades that happen the better :tu:

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