The Hastings Boat Ramp has been launched
Published on 20 November 2020
Mornington Peninsula Shire Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon today joined Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne to celebrate the completion and opening of the upgraded Hastings Boat Ramp.
In partnership with Better Boating Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Shire, the $1.6m project started in July 2020 delivering a four ramp facility extending deeper into the bay than the previous structure.
The newly constructed boat ramp will provide a modern facility with all-tide access to Westernport Bay.
Currently during lower than average low tides, due care must be taken as the channel between the ramp and the main channel can be very shallow.
All-tide access for the channel can be expected once the dredging works are complete in mid-2021. These stage two works will be timed to reduce the impact on people using the newly upgraded boat ramp.
To keep updated on the progress of the project visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/hastingsboatramp
For further information about Better Boating Victoria visit betterboating.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor
“We are excited the Hastings Boat Ramp has been reopened and can be enjoyed by the local boating and fishing community this summer.”
“Being one of the busiest boat ramps on the Mornington Peninsula, this essential upgrade has been highly anticipated. It will not only help service the growing number of people who want to go boating in Western Port but will provide locals with a more modern and user-friendly facility.”
Quotes attributable to Cerberus Ward Councillor Lisa Dixon
“Thanks to this significant upgrade we will see reduced peak waiting times for boat launching and retrieval, making it a more enjoyable experience for users, especially during those busy summer months.”
“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Better Boating Victoria for the stage two upgrades which aim to make the facility even more accessible.”