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Rhyll boat amp upgrade and seawall extension works to commence 23 February 2023

Bass Coast Shire Council is pleased to announce that the Rhyll Boat Ramp Upgrade works will continue with the commencement of seawall extension works from late February 2023.

By news@gippsland - 22nd February 2023 - Back to News

Simpson Construction Company Pty Ltd has been appointed for the works, which will cost approximately $200,000, which is jointly funded by the Victorian Fisheries Authority ($100,000), the Department of Energy Environment and Climate Action ($50,000), and Bass Coast Shire Council ($50,000).

The works expected to take 4 weeks, throughout the construction there will be no access to the non- powered vessel ramp during the works

The works expected to take 4 weeks, throughout the construction there will be no access to the non- powered vessel ramp during the works

Program investments

The majority of funds for the project are provided by the state government's $47.2 million investment to make recreational boating better in Victoria. This program invests in improving and upgrading boat launching facilities across Victoria to improve safety, accessibility, capacity and functionality.

The project aims to extend the new seawall up to the non-powered ramp. The contractor is scheduled to undertake pre-commencement works, including site mobilisation and the establishment of the work area and temporary stockyard, starting from 23 February 2023. The project is expected to be completed in four weeks, subject to favourable weather conditions, contractor availability and material supply.

Boat ramp access

During the works, temporary fencing will be installed to barricade the construction area for the safety of ramp users and the general public. Three parking bays on the southwest side will be fenced off for the contractor's site shed and temporary material storage. There will be no access to the non-powered vessel ramp during these works, while the access to the boat ramp and jetty will be available.

Council recognises the challenges in delivering necessary works without affecting residents, businesses and road users, especially when much of the work is weather-dependent. However, the benefits of the project to the community are significant, and we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding during this period of construction.

For information or assistance, please contact:

  • Bass Coast Shire Council's Infrastructure Delivery Team, Jani Surasinghe or David Vaea - 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211
  • Email

Visit Rhyll Boat Ramp - Seawall Extension website to get the latest updates on this project.

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire website.


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