Boaters will now find it easier to launch and get out on the water at Mordialloc, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Fishing and Boating Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson today visited Mordialloc to announce works to upgrade the Governor Road boat ramp car park have been completed.
The upgraded boat ramp car park now features a new asphalt surface and has also been reconfigured to improve traffic flow, reduce queueing and provide an additional nine parks big enough for a car and trailer.
Finishing touches were applied this week, following construction to dredge around the ramp and install new concrete pontoons, providing more space for boats to be tied up and better access.
It complements work undertaken last year to install new pontoons at the Mordialloc boat ramp and the addition of an accessible pontoon at nearby Pier Road, providing all-abilities access onto the bay or along Mordialloc Creek.
The pontoon is already making it easier for families to spend quality time together out on the bay, enjoying the great boating and fishing on offer.
Better Boating Victoria led the project’s design and planning, while construction was managed by Kingston City Council, which also contributed funding towards the car park upgrade.
Better boating access at Mordialloc complements the Labor Government’s $35 million Go Fishing Victoria plan, which has seen the end of commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay – leaving more than 600 tonnes of extra fish for recreational fishers to reel in, including snapper.
Quote attributable to Minister for Fishing and Boating Sonya Kilkenny
“Mordialloc is a favourite launching point for many boaters in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs so it’s great to see this upgrade complete – providing a huge benefit to all boaters, fishers, locals and visitors to the area.”
Quote attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson
“Mordialloc’s a great spot to start a day on the bay, especially during snapper season, and this upgrade will make a big difference to local boaters and visitors who launch here.”
Reviewed 26 August 2022