Brodribb River (Marlo) Boating Facilities Upgrade

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In 2013 East Gippsland Shire Council developed the Marlo Foreshore Management Plan, which identified a new dual lane boat ramp and jetties at Brodribb River as a high priority. This project page provides updates on the progress of the Brodribb River Boating Facility Upgrade.

In 2013 East Gippsland Shire Council developed the Marlo Foreshore Management Plan, which identified a new dual lane boat ramp and jetties at Brodribb River as a high priority. This project page provides updates on the progress of the Brodribb River Boating Facility Upgrade.

  • New handrails installed

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    over 1 year ago

    Monday 05 November

    East Gippsland Shire Council’s new Brodribb River Boat Ramp, opened in July, has had some extra features added in recent weeks.

    Two new access rails were fitted to the floating pontoons by Council staff to assist with people being able to embark and disembark their boats easier. Such rails are being fixed to all floating jetties at boat ramps, and will be included at the soon-to-be-built new Eagle Point facility.

    Council will also fit rails, in the style of yellow pedestrian crossing arches, to prevent trip hazards on either side of the ramp where concrete lips are protruding.

    These rails were assessed as a better approach than grinding the concrete, as the latter would have exposed the reinforced mesh to the elements.


  • New Boat Ramp Completed

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    over 1 year ago

    Wednesday 04 July

    Members of the Marlo community joined with East Gippsland Shire Council yesterday (Tuesday) to mark the completion of the Brodribb River Boat Ramp upgrade.

    The $442,625 upgrade saw the existing single lane boat ramp and fixed jetty demolished and replaced with modern facilities including a two-lane boat ramp and two floating pontoon jetties.

    Mayor Cr Joe Rettino said the Brodribb River boat ramp was Marlo’s main launching ramp.

    “Nature-based activities, particularly on-water activities such as recreational fishing and boating, are popular with locals and visitors,” Cr Rettino said.

    “The old boat ramp did not meet current standards. It also did not provide suitable access for people with limited mobility This upgrade will make launching and retrieving boats safer.”

    The old boat ramp was short and narrow, with no lighting and poor accessibility from the jetty. The new boat ramp includes solar lighting, and an access compliant jetty on each side of the boat ramp.

    The need to upgrade the Brodribb River Boat Ramp was identified in the Marlo Foreshore Management Plan.

    The works were completed by council’s contractor, Tambo Constructions. The project was funded through a grant from Transport for Victoria of $318,200 and a council contribution of $124,425.

    Cr Rettino acknowledged the efforts of locals in helping make the new boat ramp a reality.

    “I would like to acknowledge the Marlo Ratepayer and Residents Association, particularly Tanya Coleman and Brian Cotter, for their drive and commitment to this project.

    “I know local groups such as the Marlo Angling Club and Marlo Coast Guard had a strong interest in this project and I am sure they will find the new boat ramp a valuable asset,” Cr Rettino said.

    Group of people standing on a boat ramp near a river.

    Celebrating the opening of the Brodribb River Boat Ramp are East Gippsland Shire Mayor Cr Joe Rettino, Marlo Ratepayer and Residents Association’s Brian Cotter, Marlo Coast Guard’s Gail Baird and Arthur Ward, Marlo Ratepayer and Residents Association’s Tanya Coleman, and the coast guard’s Chris Coulton and Harry Ferrier (Commander).

    Two jetties alongside a new boatramp on a river.


  • Construction to commence April 23

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    over 2 years ago

    East Gippsland Shire is planning to commence upgrading the Brodribb River Boating Facility on Monday April 23, 2018.

    The existing boat ramp facility will be closed for approximately four weeks while construction of the new boat ramp facility takes place.

    Access to the upstream boat moorings, fishing platform and public toilet will remain open and will not be impacted during the construction period.

    The boat ramp in the Marlo township area will remain open throughout the construction period.

    Further information: Anthony Nelson, Strategic Projects Planner, 03 5153 9500

  • New ramp at Brodribb

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    about 3 years ago

    East Gippsland Shire Council recently finalised construction designs to upgrade the Brodribb River boating facility near Marlo. These designs will now form the basis of a tender to undertake the upgrade works. The tender period will commence on July 27, with the aim of having the tender awarded and all works complete for the new facility to be ready in time for the busy summer season.

    The works will involve the removal of the existing boat ramp and jetties, the construction of a new dual lane boat ramp, the construction of two pontoon jetties and pedestrian solar lighting.

    The project is a high priority in the 2013 Marlo Foreshore Management Plan and is funded through a combination of funding from the Victorian Government Boating Safety and Facilities Program and East Gippsland Shire Council.

    The Marlo Foreshore Management Plan provides clear, agreed directions for the management of the foreshore areas adjoining the Marlo township, including the site of the Brodribb River boat ramp.

    The key objective is to ensure that the ramp and jetty are able to support recreational and tourism opportunities in the area while also maintaining the important environmental values of the river and its surrounds.

  • Better boating at Brodribb

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    about 3 years ago

    In 2013 East Gippsland Shire Council developed the Marlo Foreshore Management Plan, which identified a new dual lane boat ramp and jetties at Brodribb River as a high priority.

    To support the growing trend for recreational angling in our region, we plan to upgrade the Brodribb River boating facilities this year.

    We have allocated funding in the current financial year to start working on the priorities identified in the Marlo Foreshore Management Plan. This funding has been used to support a grant application that has been submitted to the Victorian Government.

    The outcome of the grant application is yet to be made known; however we are keen to finalise the design for upgraded boating facilities so the project is ready to progress if we are successful.

    Residents wanting to review the draft plan and provide feedback are invited to attend a public meeting:

    6.00pm Wednesday 7 June
    Marlo CFA meeting room
    Jorgensen Street

    Alternatively for those not able to attend the meeting, a short survey can be completed on this web page.

    Comments close 5.00pm, Monday 12 June.