Slip Road Maritime Precinct Upgrade

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Paynesville’s waterfront is one of the town’s drawcards for residents, visitors and boaters.The Slip Road site is approximately five hectares of Crown Reserve foreshore on McMillan Strait, one of Victoria’s busiest recreational waterways. It adjoins the Gippsland Ports Boatyard and sits opposite a range of boatbuilding, maritime servicing and related businesses.

Back in 2009 Council worked with the community to develop the Paynesville Maritime Precinct Masterplan which was intended to guide development in this location to support the marine industry and tourism. Now over a decade on, there is a need to update this masterplan and the Concept Plan currently under development will both guide investment into the site and update the existing Masterplan – as it relates to this precinct

The proposed upgrades include seawalls, boardwalks, boat ramp improvements, flood protection works, landscaping, and a refresh for the amenities block. The draft plan aims to improve boat launching and parking facilities, provide additional boat berths, enable public access along the foreshore and to/from the Paynesville town centre, and provide improved community recreational areas and landscaping.

New berthing facilities are also proposed, which will include more short-term and annual berths, a berth for boats for sale and a working berth where low impact boat repairs can be undertaken.

The plan will be implemented in stages and will initially be used to guide the delivery of $1.1 million in Victorian Government funding for the first stage of investment including the provision of a seawall and boardwalk.

Consultation on this project has now closed.

Paynesville’s waterfront is one of the town’s drawcards for residents, visitors and boaters.The Slip Road site is approximately five hectares of Crown Reserve foreshore on McMillan Strait, one of Victoria’s busiest recreational waterways. It adjoins the Gippsland Ports Boatyard and sits opposite a range of boatbuilding, maritime servicing and related businesses.

Back in 2009 Council worked with the community to develop the Paynesville Maritime Precinct Masterplan which was intended to guide development in this location to support the marine industry and tourism. Now over a decade on, there is a need to update this masterplan and the Concept Plan currently under development will both guide investment into the site and update the existing Masterplan – as it relates to this precinct

The proposed upgrades include seawalls, boardwalks, boat ramp improvements, flood protection works, landscaping, and a refresh for the amenities block. The draft plan aims to improve boat launching and parking facilities, provide additional boat berths, enable public access along the foreshore and to/from the Paynesville town centre, and provide improved community recreational areas and landscaping.

New berthing facilities are also proposed, which will include more short-term and annual berths, a berth for boats for sale and a working berth where low impact boat repairs can be undertaken.

The plan will be implemented in stages and will initially be used to guide the delivery of $1.1 million in Victorian Government funding for the first stage of investment including the provision of a seawall and boardwalk.

Consultation on this project has now closed.