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BIG WINS FOR REGIONAL BOATING FACILITIES

Post by fishingvic » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:35 pm

BIG WINS FOR REGIONAL BOATING FACILITIES

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Monday 22 July 2019

BIG WINS FOR REGIONAL BOATING FACILITIES

Launching a boat and cleaning your catch in regional Victoria has got even easier for recreational fishers over the last four years thanks to a suite of improved facilities at our lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays.
Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government’s Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, had invested nearly $1.4 million into 27 projects since 2015.
“We know fishers appreciate boat launching facilities in good order and cleaning tables that make it easy to take home fresh fish for the family dinner table,” Mr Dowling said.
“That’s why we funded the extension of boat ramps and the construction of new ones at Tullaroop Reservoir, Taylors Lake near Horsham, Swan Hill, Corringle, Corinella, Toolondo, Hazelwood Pondage, Pental Island, Yarrawonga and Majors Lane on the Victorian side of Lake Mulwala, Lake Eildon, Surry River and Venus Bay.

“Several of these locations have also welcomed floating pontoons and jetty repairs to optimise use and speed up launching and safe boarding of boats.

“New fish cleaning tables have been built at Warrnambool, Point Richards and Indented Head in Corio Bay, and Crouch’s Inlet at Warneet, whilst at Lake Eildon, solar lights have been installed at several ramps to improve visibility when launching in low light.”

Mr Dowling said the collaborative approach with regional councils had assisted in the construction and maintenance of boat ramps, and boaters could look forward to more good news as the newly created Better Boating Victoria (BBV) took charge of improving facilities including parking.

“The creation of BBV earlier this year delivered on a commitment of Target One Million phase 2.

“BBV is leading the charge of simplifying the management of boating infrastructure under one umbrella organisation, improving boating facilities across the board and making launching and parking free of charge soon.

“Recreational fishing is in great shape in Victoria thanks to unprecedented investment over many recent years. We are the envy of many fishers interstate with booming inland fisheries for trout and native fish, and thriving marine fisheries for tuna, kingfish, snapper, King George whiting and calamari.

“It’s a good time to be a fisher in Victoria and we aim to keep it that way.”

Learn more at www.vfa.vic.gov.au/targetonemillion2


Media contact: Marc Ainsworth 0448 512 213

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Post by Sebb » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm

Hazlewood pondage?? What's in there now?
I heard a lot of fish died, the chicild tilapia and all. Maybe some barra survived.
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Post by rb85 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Hazlewood pondage?? What's in there now?
I heard a lot of fish died, the chicild tilapia and all. Maybe some barra survived.
How embarrassing the pondage is now closed off to the public.

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Post by Lightningx » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Great news :thumbsup:

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Post by Tackleberry » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:52 am

And still no cleaning facility in paynesville .
Maybe no one fish's here anymore ......
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Post by piscateur » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:40 am

rb85 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Hazlewood pondage?? What's in there now?
I heard a lot of fish died, the chicild tilapia and all. Maybe some barra survived.
How embarrassing the pondage is now closed off to the public.

Is the pondage really closed?

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Post by Brett » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:11 pm

piscateur wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:40 am
Is the pondage really closed?
https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... 4zj32.html
A popular waterway near the defunct Hazelwood Power Station has been temporarily closed amid fears that its ageing dam walls could break and inundate nearby properties.

A technical study commissioned by Hazelwood Power Station owner Engie found that Hazelwood Pondage – built in the 1960s to help circulate cool water through the power station's machinery – could burst its banks because of "deterioration", or in the unlikely event of an earthquake over a magnitude 6.
http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/ ... d-pondage/
The Hazelwood Pondage will be permanently closed from today after ENGIE confirmed it had completed an internal review of technical reports which found the dam's walls "no longer complied" with national standards.

In a statement, ENGIE said the pondage would be permanently closed to all public access due to ongoing concerns about the structural integrity of the dam's walls.

"As the owner of the pondage, we're responsible for managing these risks, and we simply will not compromise on community safety," Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project director Tony Innocenzi said.

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Post by smile0784 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:57 pm

Can always do with more cleaning tables

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Post by TravisCollinsKrause » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:12 am

The Boat ramp at Tullaroop is now unusable unless you have a Four Wheel Drive Vehicle. I got stuck there in February. Luckily some one with 4WD pulled my boat out for me. Are there plan to Seal the Ramp? I love fishing this water. But. At the moment I'm risking getting stuck again.

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Post by Andrews » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:43 am

Nice seeing the new cleaning stations at Indented Heads and Point Richards, they were neglected for a while.

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