Paynesville - Slip Road Maritime Precinct

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Slip Road Maritime Precinct on-site works continue to be delayed while additional design work is undertaken.

Further geotechnical investigations were recently completed at Slip Road to inform the additional design. These additional design works are expected to be completed by the end of July, at which time Carter Marine will be invited to remobilise to construct the seawalls, services, jetty, and ramp.

Local East Gippsland artist, Alan Solomon, has been engaged to create artworks for Slip Road - view here


Project Overview

The upgrade of Paynesville's Slip Road Maritime Precinct originated from Council’s adoption of the Paynesville Maritime Precinct Masterplan.

The project has attracted significant investment from both the Australian Government and the Victorian State Government in providing grant funding.

When complete, the Slip Road Maritime Precinct will provide:

  • A new boat ramp catering for marine businesses and overflow tourism activities
  • Two new pontoon jetties providing much needed additional berthing and a kayak landing
  • A services jetty for minor works
  • A new carpark with formalised boat trailer parking, overflow parking and an area supporting marine businesses
  • New boardwalk and paths with integrated landscaping and Aboriginal art
  • New seawalls better protecting all infrastructure

Construction of the Slip Road Maritime Precinct development commenced in January 2022, with Carter Marine Group the successful tenderer for Construction Package 1.

The planning and design of construction packages 2 and 3 is also progressing for the Harbour seawall reconstruction and larger carpark works.


Staging

Construction Package 1 – marine package including seawalls, boardwalk, boat ramp, jetties and pontoons

Construction Package 2 – Harbour seawall reconstruction and civil/landscaping works behind Harbour seawall

Construction Package 3 – Remaining civil and landscaping works within the large carpark including all services and utility connections


Funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government, Victorian State Government, and East Gippsland Shire Council.



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Slip Road Maritime Precinct on-site works continue to be delayed while additional design work is undertaken.

Further geotechnical investigations were recently completed at Slip Road to inform the additional design. These additional design works are expected to be completed by the end of July, at which time Carter Marine will be invited to remobilise to construct the seawalls, services, jetty, and ramp.

Local East Gippsland artist, Alan Solomon, has been engaged to create artworks for Slip Road - view here


Project Overview

The upgrade of Paynesville's Slip Road Maritime Precinct originated from Council’s adoption of the Paynesville Maritime Precinct Masterplan.

The project has attracted significant investment from both the Australian Government and the Victorian State Government in providing grant funding.

When complete, the Slip Road Maritime Precinct will provide:

  • A new boat ramp catering for marine businesses and overflow tourism activities
  • Two new pontoon jetties providing much needed additional berthing and a kayak landing
  • A services jetty for minor works
  • A new carpark with formalised boat trailer parking, overflow parking and an area supporting marine businesses
  • New boardwalk and paths with integrated landscaping and Aboriginal art
  • New seawalls better protecting all infrastructure

Construction of the Slip Road Maritime Precinct development commenced in January 2022, with Carter Marine Group the successful tenderer for Construction Package 1.

The planning and design of construction packages 2 and 3 is also progressing for the Harbour seawall reconstruction and larger carpark works.


Staging

Construction Package 1 – marine package including seawalls, boardwalk, boat ramp, jetties and pontoons

Construction Package 2 – Harbour seawall reconstruction and civil/landscaping works behind Harbour seawall

Construction Package 3 – Remaining civil and landscaping works within the large carpark including all services and utility connections


Funding for this project has been provided by the Australian Government, Victorian State Government, and East Gippsland Shire Council.



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  • Project Update - 19 October 2023

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    Following a comprehensive review stemming from unforeseen lakebed conditions, Council's consultant made necessary design updates to the project. The project encompasses the construction of new seawalls, a boardwalk, a boat ramp, jetties, parking facilities, pathways, and utility upgrades on the five-hectare site along McMillan Strait. These improvements are designed to have a lifespan of approximately 50 years.

    It will bring significant benefits to Paynesville and the surrounding area in terms of boating and the local economy, and the updated project design will ensure the long-term durability of the waterfront structures. We have an updated design that addresses a geotechnical review and will ensure that the water-based infrastructure is stable and durable. Our construction partner, Carter Marine, has received the new designs and is reviewing them. We appreciate Carter Marine’s cooperation throughout this process.

    This project will enhance Paynesville as a year-round destination for visitors, residents, and businesses alike. We are thankful for the support of both the Victorian and Federal governments, who recognise the significance of this project. The project includes funding from both the Victorian and Federal governments, and we acknowledge their understanding and support for this re-design work.


  • Project Update - 10 August 2023

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    Local East Gippsland artist, Alan Solomon, has been engaged to create artworks for Slip Road.

    A large artwork will be constructed on the 4.8 metre wide exterior wall of the public toilet block in Slip Road.

    The artwork will be hand painted and depict two historical moments, as shown in the concept images below, and created using removable panels finished with an anti-graffiti coating and enclosed in a steel frame. The panels are triangular in shape, which enables the image to change depending on which side of the work you are viewing it from - very clever!

    The design of the artwork is only in the early stages of development and these designs are examples only; the completed artwork will not be a direct copy of the photos provided.


    In addition to the artwork on the exterior wall of the bathroom facilities, a large 'nest' is proposed to be installed nearby - high above the corner garden in Slip Road.

    Constructed of galvanised steel tubing and supported high above the ground and out of reach by a very tall steel stand with a concrete base, the nest represents the swans for which Paynesville has become well known.

    The swan nest dimensions are approximately one metre in height and two metres wide, and the nest will be coated in colour shift paint. If you have never heard of color shift paint, you're in for a treat. This paint has pigments that create a metallic luster with colors that shift in changing light.


    To view Alan Solomon's art, visit: Alan Solomon - facebook

  • Project Update - 3 July 2023

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    Onsite works at the Slip Road Maritime Precinct in Paynesville is still delayed due to additional design work being undertaken. Additional geotechnical investigations were recently completed at Slip Road to inform the additional design. These additional design works are expected to be completed by the end of July, at which time Carter Marine will be invited to remobilise to construct the seawalls, services, jetty, and ramp.

    Revitalisation of the Slip Road Maritime Precinct will include -

    • construction of new seawall and jetties
    • new boat ramp
    • replacement of existing seawall at Paynesville Boat Harbour North
    • Carparking upgrade
    • boardwalks
    • pathways
    • landscaping and art installation
    • amenity block upgrade

    Aboriginal storytelling and art will provide an important cultural connection, and improve the economic performance of Paynesville through tourism and existing maritime industries.

  • Media release - Slip Road, Paynesville project delayed, 25 January 2023

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    Onsite works at the Slip Road Maritime Precinct in Paynesville have been delayed and are expected to restart in July 2023.

    Read more: Media Release: Slip Road, Paynesville project delayed (eastgippsland.vic.gov.au)

  • Project Update 25/01/2023

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    A media release explaining the project delay was released this week, and featured on the front page of the Bairnsdale Advertiser on 25 January 2023.

    Contractor Carter Marine are expected to resume works in July 2023.

    The upgrade of the five-hectare site bordering the narrow McMillan Strait will include new seawalls, boardwalk, boat ramp, jetties, parking, pathways and upgrades to utilities.

    A copy of the media release is provided in the documents section of this page.

  • Project Update 17/01/2023

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    Further detailed design is due to be completed by June 2023. The design will ensure that this maritime precinct caters to surrounding marine businesses and overflow tourism activities. Carter Marine is scheduled to mobilise back on site July 2023.

    Once remobilised, Carter Marine will continue piling works, with the services jetty piles near completion, and piling of the boat ramp jetty to commence shortly after.

    This project has attracted investment from the Australian and Victorian State Government.

    When completed, this Maritime Precinct will provide:

    • Two new jetties providing additional berthing and a kayak landing
    • New seawalls providing better protection to all infrastructure
    • Services jetty for minor works
    • New boardwalks and paths
    • New boat ramp catering for marine businesses and tourism activities
    • New carpark with formalised boat trailer parking and area supporting marine businesses.

    Project completion is estimated at July 2024.

  • Project Update 10/05/2022

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    Paynesville’s much-anticipated Slip Road Maritime Precinct project on Burrabogie Island is progressing, with work on an improved design set to begin.

    The upgrade of the five-hectare site bordering the narrow McMillan Strait will include new seawalls, boardwalk, boat ramp, jetties, parking, pathways and upgrades to utilities.

    In late 2021, Council engaged local marine services firm Carter Marine Group to deliver the first construction package of the project. Works commenced in January 2022 with onsite piling works and offsite prefabrication.

    Council recently engaged a contractor to carry out further offshore geotechnical works, which will be used to update and improve the design.

    Carter Marine Group will shortly temporarily demobilise from the project site to work on another project in the Lakes Entrance area. The geotechnical contractor will then mobilise in mid-May for a week. Carter Marine will later remobilise to complete the first construction package following redesign and ordering of further necessary material. Council will provide further updates prior to remobilisation.

    In the meantime, detailed design of further stages, including carpark works, is progressing.

    The project, due to be completed in June 2023, is funded by the Victorian Government, through its Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Regional Infrastructure Fund along with the Australian Government through its Community Development Grants Program.

  • Project Update 8/04/2022

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    Piling works are progressing with the services jetty piles nearing completion and piling of the boat ramp to commence shortly. Fabrication of precast elements for the services jetty has commenced. The overall design is being reviewed in response to the thickness and settlement of the lake bed and further geotechnical works will be completed in April.

    Design is progressing for the Harbour sea wall and civil/landscaping works. The scope of works has been increased to incorporate drainage works following a review of previous CCTV footage of the existing drainage lines. Pavement options for the primary parking and overflow parking are being considered.

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