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Fishers Excited About Corinella Ramp Upgrade

Several years of planning from the volunteer-run Corinella Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management has been rewarded with the announcement of a major $1.45 million dollar expansion of the Corinella Boat Ramp.

The announcement has been heralded by recreational fishers who had been enduring up to 2 hour waits during peak times to launch and retrieve their boats at the ageing facility.

VRFish Chairman, Rob Loats joined the Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas to pass on $1.16 million from the Boating Safety and Facilities Program and $250,000 from the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Target One Million plan for the works.

The scope of works will deliver:

  • Two additional ramp lanes, from two to four.
  • A new eastern finger jetty and floating pontoon to all all-abilities boat access.
  • New land-based fish cleaning facilities
  • Better flow of access, such as boat drop-off zones and temporary berth during trailer retrieval.
  • Improved parking and traffic management in the area to support a better flow of traffic and limit impact on nearby residents.​​

VFRFish would like to congratulate the Corinella Foreshore Reserve Committee of Management for recognising the economic and social importance of fishing and boating to the town. They have undertaken detailed consultation with their local community and fishers which has resulted in plans that will deliver upon our needs and expectations.

The new facilities are expected to commence construction in May 2019. You can stay up-to-date with the construction by signing up to a newsletter here.

VRFish gave the project application to the Boating Safety and Facilities Program its full support in March this year.

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The small fishing town of Corinella is celebrating a big win, securing almost $1.5 million for a new jetty and boat ramps.#9News | http://9News.com.au

Posted by 9 News Gippsland on Thursday, 28 June 2018

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