Confirmation For Cowes Boat Ramp Upgrade

Fishers and boaters will benefit from better facilities and improved access at the iconic Cowes boat ramp, with construction on the project to begin within weeks.

The project will extend and raise the existing ramp to provide boaters better access at a greater range of tides and manage sand accumulation. 

The adjoining jetty will also be extended to create more space for temporarily tied boats and the lower landing raised to improve access to and from vessels. 

Better Boating Victoria has overseen the design of the upgrade alongside Bass Coast Shire Council. Construction is expected to begin in May and will take several months to complete. 

Boaters are encouraged to use the Rhyll boat ramp to get out on the water while the works are being completed.

Better Boating Victoria and Bass Coast Shire Council will hold a drop-in event for boaters and the community to learn more about the Cowes boat ramp project and timelines, on Thursday, 4 May from 4-7pm at Cowes Yacht Club. 

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