State Significant Western Port Boat Ramp
Updated: 01 October 2018
The Mornington Peninsula Marine Alliance (MPMA) is a ‘Not for Profit’ Industry Association of marine enterprises, whose major purpose is to promote and support local commercial and recreational marine enterprises in their prosperity and development.
The Mornington Peninsula Marine Alliance undertook a Boat Ramp Feasibility and Options project in 2016.
The purpose of this project was to identify how best to expand existing capacity of local marine infrastructure and most importantly, identify any potential sites for new boat ramps.
The findings of this preliminary report indicated that there were two possible sites for a 4-lane public boat ramp with potential for accommodating 300 car and trailer parking adjacent.
The identified sites are:
- Yaringa Road, Somerville
- Stony Point Road, Stony Point
State Significant Western Port Boat Ramp Best Option Report:
In 2018, the MPMA received funding to undertake the options report from the Victorian State Government’s Boating Safety Facilities Program (Master planning Category). The Report Project goals are:
To clearly establish the best and most feasible option for establishing the state significant boat ramp at either Yaringa Road Somerville or Stony Point Road Stony Point
Whilst considering a broad range of key financial, social, environmental, community and industry concerns.
BIAV POSITION AND ACTIONS IF APPLICABLE:
BIAV supports the MPMA in delivering the project and provides a member to the project management committee
BIAV commits to advocating for future funding of the identified boating facility upgrade