The Andrews Labor Government is making Bellarine waterways safer and more accessible for local residents.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today announced a $520,336 investment into recreational boating infrastructure in Bellarine.

Bellarine received funding for three projects:

  • $360,000 for the Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management to replace the Indented Head boat ramp with a new ramp built that will be more accessible to a wider variety of vessels and relieve congestion at the St Leonards boat ramp which gets extremely busy during the peak fishing season.
  • $125,720 for the City of Greater Geelong for stage two of the Clifton Springs boat harbour upgrade that will extend the current causeway to the harbour entrance to enable maintenance dredging of the channel and entrance. The project will also build a new rock wall from the western beach with an all-ability fishing platform on top.
  • $34,616 for the Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management to refurbish the St Leonards boat ramp jetty by replacing missing and damaged wave screen boards, fenders and access points along the main and finger jetties.

The Boating Safety Facility Program grants administered by the Minister for Ports are available for projects that make recreational boating a safer and more enjoyable experience for locals and visitors to Bellarine.

Grants are awarded to applicants who can demonstrate that there is a need for the funding and that they have met appropriate project planning and risk management criteria when applying for funding.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville:

“The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading boating and recreational fishing infrastructure in Bellarine to help make boating and fishing a safe and fun activity for all local residents.”

“We’re working to make it easier for residents to get outdoors with friends and family to enjoy our local waterways.”

“The Government is delivering important boating infrastructure improvements for local communities