Please also refer to the Portland Foreshore Parking Strategy, which comes into place 1 July, 2014.
This program of projects has its basis in the Portland Bay Coastal Infrastructure Plan (BECA Plan), which was adopted by the Glenelg Shire Council in November 2007 (Council adopted some changes to the plan in August 2010).
The key benefits of the program include:
Increased tourism expenditure through better facilities for visitors and recreational boat users;
- Better facilities to support new tourism opportunities, such as cruise ships, eco-tourism businesses (charter operations for whales, seals, dolphins, and coastal scenery tours) and new recreational fishing charter businesses;
- Improved arrangements for some of the commercial fishing fleet;
- Improved boat launching facilities for recreational boaters; and
- Improved management and traffic flow on foreshore.
The current program of projects and works, associated with the implementation of the Beca Plan, are:
Project 1. The Reclamation of Land (southern side of Lee Breakwater)
Project 2. The Development of the Portland Harbour Marina (70 Berth)
Project 3. The Development of the new Boat Ramp and Adjacent On-Shore Works
The Program has been jointly funded by Glenelg Shire Council, the Victorian State Government and Alcoa.
Project 1, the land reclamation works, commenced in late 2011. Dredged material from the Port of Portland’s shipping berth and sand from the mouth of the harbor was used to reclaim land around the Maritime Discovery Centre. These works were completed in July 2012 and over time the material has been compacted and settled.
Project 2, the construction of the 70 berth-floating marina, commenced in July 2012 with driving of the piles, The floating pontoons were progressively installed, and installation was completed in April 2013.
Newsletters attached at the bottom of this page includes updates for Projects 1 and 2.
Project 3 includes the construction of a four-lane boat ramp and associated on-shore support facilities, including, in phase 1, the construction of an access road from Lee Breakwater Road, ramp and ramp apron area. Phase 2 is to include the construction of a car and trailer parking area and the installation of soft and hard landscaping elements, like seats, paths and plantings.
Specifically, Project 3 includes Contract Works by:
Porthaul Civil Pty Ltd for Construction of the Portland Harbour Boat Ramp and Adjacent On-Shore Works, Installation of Boat Ramp; and
Bellingham Marine Pty Ltd for Construction of the Portland Harbour Boat Ramp and Adjacent On-Shore Works, Installation of Marina Pontoons
Contract Works by Porthaul Civil Pty Ltd includes:
1. Construction of a 4-lane boat ramp, inclusive of deck slab and piles
2. Construction of an on-shore roadway, inclusive of road pavement construction, drainage and kerb works
3. Revetment and reclamation works
Contract Works by Bellingham Marine Pty Ltd includes:
1. Design of floating pontoons
2. Supply of floating pontoons
3. Installation of floating pontoons
4. Supply, placement and driving of piles (associated with Floating Pontoons)
At this stage construction of the above works is expected to be completed by 30 April 2014.
For more information on Project 3, refer to our regular Community Updates here;
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 1
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 2
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 3
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 4
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 5
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 6
Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Onshore Works - Community Update No. 7
For further Information contact; Heather Barclay, Program Manager Portland Harbour Boat Ramp & Associated Works on firstname.lastname@example.org