Beach Access Ramps

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 is being sought 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.

Read more in our media release.

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.

Have your say by completing the online survey located on the right of this webpage by Friday 24 February 2017.

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