Werribee South boat ramp plans

An early morning sunrise at the Werribee South boat ramp. Photo: Stephen Linnell

Community members are being encouraged to have their say on proposed upgrades for the Werribee South boat ramp.

The planned upgrade has been funded under the state government’s $33 million Better Boating Fund.

Better Boating Victoria is working with coastal engineers to develop the Werribee South designs, with public feedback open for four weeks until Friday, December 17.

The plans include adding two additional boat ramp lanes to make launching and retrieving boats more efficient at the site, extra pontoons to allow more vessels to be berthed and provisions for all future abilities access.

Other proposed improvements include realigning the parking area to provide more boat preparation spaces away from the main ramp, along with additional entry and waiting lanes to increase capacity and reduce queuing back to Beach Road.

The Werribee South facility is one of the busiest within the Port Phillip Bay network and services a significant number of boaters in the west.

The ramp also provides access to Port Phillip and Corio Bay, as well as the Werribee River.

Once public feedback is collated on the proposed upgrade, the data will be analysed and incorporated into a final concept plan to be developed alongside boat ramp user groups and Wyndham council.

Werribee MP Tim Pallas said Werribee South was “a go-to spot” for many boaters.

“We’re investing in facilities like this to ensure more families can get out on the water and enjoy quality time together in the great outdoors,” he said.

Details: betterboating.vic.gov.au/ramp-upgrades/werribee-south/