Boaters getting out on the water at Werribee South boat ramp will soon have better facilities with designs being drawn up to make improvements to the popular boat ramp and car park.
Concept designs for Werribee South ramp have been commissioned as part of a $47.2 million investment to improve recreational boating in Victoria and will be overseen by Better Boating Victoria (BBV).
The Government has already made launching and parking at Victorian boat ramps free and established the Better Boating Fund and BBV is progressing upgrades to facilities and boating safety across the state.
The Werribee South ramp is a short drive from one of Victoria’s fastest-growing residential areas and provides boaters with access to the Werribee River and Port Phillip.
It has been identified as a priority for upgrade due to the volume of boats being launched and retrieved at the ramp, and congestion in the adjoining carpark facility at peak times.
Concept designs will address traffic flow and the potential for additional car and trailer parking, as well as maximising functionality of the popular six-lane boating facility.
An accessible pontoon will be among the options considered as part of the design, to cater for for all-abilities access to vessels from the ramp.
Nearby ramps at Kirk Point and Avalon Beach are also in line for upgrades with concept designs being progressed.
BBV will work closely with local user groups, as well as Wyndham City Council, and plans will be shared more broadly for community feedback when finalised.