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Rhyll Boating Facility Upgrade

Update 21 December 2020:

  • No Boat Ramp Lane closures anticipated until after mid-year 2021
  • Community Consultation anticipated end January 2021 and in February 2021
  • · Fieldwork anticipated late January 2021 (weather permitting) - walkover of the land and shore followed by digging archaeological test pits and sieving all soil to check for Aboriginal cultural material (stone artefacts, shell, bone)

We wish to advise that Bass Coast Shire Council have teamed up with Better Boating Victoria to undertake the redevelopment of the Rhyll Boating Facility. There will be major upgrades made to the boat launching facilities, car parking, playspace and pontoons.

The first stage of works are anticipated to start in the first week of December 2020, subject to favourable weather and contractor availability. There will be no works during the Christmas-New year period. These works are funded by Better Boating Victoria and are being delivered by Council through the Capital Works Program.

The aim of this project is to improve access and safety, and to upgrade the Rhyll Boating Facility for the community. These works will give the community and residents access to improved facilities at the boat ramp in Rhyll.

The first stage of works involves:

  • A Maritime Archaeological excavation. This will uncover and identify the shipwreck known as, Ventnor, and a Diver Survey to investigate the shipwreck known as, Genista.
  • Installation of a webcam onto the east wall of the Rhyll Angling Club building, with views to the boat ramp and the car park. This should be operational before Christmas.
  • Site investigations and survey to inform the design.

As part of these works, there may be disruptions and/or temporary closures to the Rhyll Boating Facility. This is required to conduct the necessary investigations of the Maritime Archaeological sites at the Facility. Our contractor will advise, in advance, of any works affecting access to the Rhyll Boating Facility.

We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience to the landowners, business owners, users of the boating facility, local community, visitors and we ask for their patience during these times. Our contractors will make every effort to minimise disruptions during works. Our community, local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project via our website. A letter drop and mail out will be undertaken to adjacent land and business owners affected by these works.

For more information or assistance during this project, please contact:

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.