Council appointed SR Excavations Pty Ltd to undertake the construction of the eastern carpark upgrade at Cowes Boat Ramp at the end of Anderson Road, Cowes.
The existing car park was a crushed rock surface with no line marking which did not maximise car/trailer number opportunities and contributes to congestion, especially during peak periods. The upgrade has addressed these current limitations.
The project delivers on recommendations of the Council-adopted Anderson Road Boat Ramp, Cowes: Boating Action Plan (GHD, 2009).
These works were undertaken to improve boat ramp launch/retrieval times, thereby also reducing traffic congestion, especially during peak seasons.
The creation of 20 car and trailer parking spaces with one (1) accessible carpark and six (6) car parking bays creating an additional car and trailer parking facilities.
Total project value; $676,000 jointly funded by the Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities ($338,000) and Bass Coast Shire as part of adopted Capital Works Program for 2021/22.