Guiding future planning for fishing on the coast

Beach Access Ramps | 2017

Survey completed | 2017

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is seeking feedback from beachgoers on how they use the three main boat ramps along the Great Ocean Road to help guide future planning in the area.

User feedback was sought earlier in 2017 on three boat ramps along the Great Ocean Road:

  • Fishermans Beach, Torquay
  • Anglesea Motor Yacht Club, Point Roadknight
  • Port of Lorne, Lorne

Erosion mitigation, traffic control and pedestrian use will be assessed for safety concerns, frequency of use and type of use.

On site consultation and observations will also be conducted over summer for additional information.


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11 January 2017 | Time to have your say in boat ramp usage


Maritime Safety Victoria Senior Project Officer Geoffrey Swanton said authorities are reminding beachgoers to be aware of people launching and retrieving boats from the ramps.

“There are several instances especially on the west coast where boat access ramps are installed to enable vessels to access a beach for launching and retrieval, which can result in conflict both in the water and on the beach” he said.

In Victoria, a person must not bathe within 50 metres of a boat ramp that is about or is being used for launching or retrieving vessels.

More than 200 people completed the online survey. Results are currently being analysed and will be referred to for future planning at each site.

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