Council is about to start the construction of the eastern carpark upgrade at Cowes Boat Ramp at the end of Anderson Road, Cowes in mid August 2022. SR Excavations Pty Ltd has been appointed to undertake the works.

The existing car park is currently a crushed rock surface with no line marking. This layout does not maximise car/trailer number opportunities and contributes to congestion, especially during peak periods. The upgrade project will address these current limitations.

The project delivers on recommendations of the Council-adopted Anderson Road Boat Ramp, Cowes: Boating Action Plan (GHD, 2009).

These works are being undertaken to improve boat ramp launch/retrieval times, thereby also reducing traffic congestion, especially during peak seasons. Secondary benefits include improved pedestrian safety, improvements to the drainage which enters the marine environment and reduced maintenance costs across the life of the car park.

This project will result in:

  • 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.

Council's community feedback session has closed.

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.

  • Carpark construction of about 2600 square meters of road pavement and 420 metres of kerb and channel with drainage improvements
  • Replacement of concrete slab/footpath around the toilet to match the existing.
  • Asphalt sealing works, including appropriate linemarking and some minor landscaping works.
  • Vegetation clearing in accordance with approved planning permit conditions. Vegetation offsets have been secured. In addition to, Council is planning to undertake environmental weed control and revegetation using indigenous plants surrounding the new carpark, especially eastern end. The weed control and revegetation work will be conducted after the carpark construction is complete.
  • Appropriate traffic and pedestrian control measures will be implemented onsite during these works. This will be a construction zone and for your own safety and others, there will be some access restrictions as required.
  • The use of heavy plant and machinery including noisy, and vibration works for construction including earthworks and use of trucks for removal or delivery of materials.

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