Cowes to Stony Point Car Ferry

Bass Coast  and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councils and the Victorian Government are preparing a Business Case to determine the cost, requirements and viability of a vehicle and passenger ferry service between Stony Point, French Island and Cowes.

We look forward to you joining the conversation! 

Earthcheck has prepared a Discussion paper - Cowes to Stony Point Car Ferry (PDF 5MB) outling what we have heard so far. Please send feedback on the Discussion Paper to Mark Olsen at Earthcheck at

Online surveys are available for Residents and Business Operators to complete.

There are many potential opportunities that can be achieved as a result of a
vehicle ferry service which include:

  • Enhanced employment opportunities
  • Greater tourism connectivity from the Mornington Peninsula to Phillip Island
  • Increase in visitor activity
  • Greater access to emergency services
  • Better access to public transport

These opportunities have yet to be captured in a comprehensive Business Case. Developing the Business Case relies on extensive and rigorous public consultation in order to understand the needs of the local community and businesses and the benefits that this new infrastructure link could provide. 
Public Consultation will commence in September with two key phases:

  • Input into developing the Business Case
  • Feedback on the draft Business Case

For more information go to:

Methodology and Timing


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