Funding For Cowes Boat Ramp Jetty


Bass Coast Shire Council has received $378,000 from the State Government for the construction of a new jetty at the Cowes Boat Ramp.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said Council was pleased with the funding, which would be combined with Council funding to allow construction of the jetty to go ahead.

“The jetty will enable safer launching and retrieval at the Anderson Road facility and will allow boating opportunities for people who currently cannot use the boat ramp,” Cr Rankine said.

Cr Rankine said Council oversaw the development of the draft construction plans for the jetty and is now seeking final feedback on the draft plans prior to adoption.

“This design was largely influenced by information gained at several community information sessions and stakeholder discussions held last year,” Cr Rankine said.

 “Once the plans are finalised, Council will seek approval from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, and Parks Victoria. Once we have these permits, we will be ready to commence construction.”

It is anticipated that the project will be completed in time for summer 2014/15.