Bellarine MP, Lisa Neville announced a $520 336 investment into recreational boating infrastructure for the Bellarine on Monday 22 February at the Indented Head boat ramp.
Funding was received for three projects, two of those specific to Bellarine Bayside including:
- $360 000 for Bellarine Bayside to replace the Indented Head boat ramp with a new ramp 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, and
- $34 616 for Bellarine Bayside 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.
Bellarine Bayside will also commit approximately $100 000 to these two projects and works will commence soon. We aim to have these works completed prior to the Spring fishing season.
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 the Bellarine.