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Project planned to upgrade Cowes boat ramp car park

Project planned to upgrade Cowes boat ramp car park

Friday 11 March 2022

Bass Coast Shire Council is finalising plans for an upgrade of the eastern car park at the Cowes boat ramp facility.

This project, which will include the sealing the existing crushed rock car park with an asphalt surface, line marking of car/trailer and single car parking spaces, drainage improvements and landscaping, is aimed at reducing congestion in peak periods and improving public safety.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Michael Whelan said traffic congestion during peak periods has been a problem for many years at the Cowes boat ramp.

“This congestion increases the time it takes people to launch and retrieve their boats,” Cr Whelan said.

“The project will also improve public safety, improve drainage and the quality of water which enters the marine environment and reduce maintenance costs across the life of the car park,” Cr Whelan concluded.

This $675,000 construction project is fully funded by Council, with works expected to begin in May.

Construction plans can be found on Council’s website at Council welcomes any feedback on the plans which can be provided in writing via email to or by post to PO Box 118 Wonthaggi, 3995 by Friday, 8 April.

For further information on this project, or to obtain a hard copy of the plans, please contact Council’s Coast and Bushland Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211or email