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Jetty Construction Set To Commence


Bass Coast Shire Council is preparing to commence works to construct a new jetty at the Anderson Road Boat Ramp in Cowes.

Builders have been contracted to start works shortly after the Easter school holiday period.

A 60-metre jetty will be contructed on the west side of the boat ramp to assist the launching and retreival of recreational vessels.

Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown said the jetty will enable more efficient and safer launching and retrieval at the Anderson Road facility.

“It will also allow boating opportunities to people who currently cannot use the boat ramp,” Cr Brown said.

“Council oversaw the development of construction plans for the jetty and this design was largely influenced by information gained at several community information sessions and stakeholder discussions that were conducted by Council.”

Cr Brown said construction of the jetty also achieves another priority action identified in a 2009 feasibility study that planned for an upgrade of the Cowes Boat Ramp facility.

“Other completed priorities from this plan include extension and regrading of the concrete boat ramp and upgrading parking facilities to a sealed surface,” Cr Brown said.

Funding for the construction of the jetty has been supported by $378,000 from the State Government’s Boating Safety and Facilities Program.

Council has contributed $220,000 to the construction works and also provided finances towards the development of construction plans and background research.

“Plans to commence works have been planned to commence following the Easter holiday period in order to avoid congestion,” Cr Brown said.

“Although construction works will require the use of some space at the beach and car park areas, the ramp will remain open for use during the construction period.”

It is anticipated that works will be completed by the end of August 2015.

For further information, please call Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Department on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.