Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc.

A0020093K  Victoria     ABN 46 291 176 191     Founded in 1970

 

 

Excessive Marina Expansion and Proliferation: Rife in Port Phillip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No. of wet berths

PPCC Inc. Policy Statement No. 14 "Marinas in or near Port Phillip".   Is Victoria aping Dubai?

 

 

 

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THE 17 SITES FOR PROPOSED MARINAS BELOW, on Map 4 of the Victorian Coastal Strategy, called “Regional Boating Facilities”, (an earlier euphemism used was “Safe Boat Harbours”) all pose major environmental problems.

 

Those 17 sites, which include the STATE MARINE PRECINCTS of Melbourne (defined to include Docklands, St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Williamstown, and the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers) and Geelong, are designated for marinas, but other marinas below, not at designated sites, have, or are, being built even before the six designated marinas have been completed.


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 1. ST KILDA BOAT HARBOUR:
 

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 2. ST KILDA MARINA:
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 3. SANDRINGHAM: This marina is now the largest in Victoria. It began in the 1950s, and has increased incrementally since then.
 
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3. MORDIALLOC CREEK: This is the only site of the six above (Victorian Coastal Strategy Map 4) where there is not yet a
    specific proposal to expand the extensive boating facilities already there. See the Central Coastal Board’s listing.
 
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4. PATTERSON RIVER INLAND MARINA: This large existing marina has spare capability for housing boats that makes
    the Frankston marina proposal unneeded.
 
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5. FRANKSTON MARINA PROPOSAL: Frankston Council's proposal to fill in 21 hectares of Port Phillip in front of Oliver’s
    Hill cliff for a marina.
 
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6. MORNINGTON: Letter on Yacht Club plan for 65 yacht swing berths with 180 concrete pens & wave screen in
    Mornington
Harbour
See also an SKM advocacy of a “Safe Harbour”.
 
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7. SAFETY BEACH: Called by its developer’s invented name of “Martha Cove”, this marina, which is a massive inland
    canal development with two large sea groynes, has replaced the formerly Melaleuca-lined mouth of Tassell’s Creek.
 

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8. RYE: The Central Coastal Board describes its plans for Rye here.

 

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9. QUEENSCLIFF:

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10. ST LEONARDS: Click on this hyperlink to read the Central Coastal Board’s description of its plans for St Leonards.

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11. PORTARLINGTON: The rockwall harbour is a planned "Regional Boating Facility". See Victorian Coastal Strategy map (Figure 11).  See separate  "Port Bellarine" Marina threat.

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12. GEELONG: A State Marine Precinct including boating facilities from Limeburners Bay to Limeburners Point.

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13. WERRIBEE SOUTH: Site at south end of Duncans Road, Werribee South, is a proposed "Regional Boating Facility" on the map in the Victorian Coastal Strategy (Figure 11)

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14. WYNDHAM MARINA: See how that coast looked in 2007. See the website and the Google satellite view now.

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15. ALTONA: This marina gained an extra rockwall not long before the photograph here was taken.

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16. WILLIAMSTOWN:

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MELBOURNE: This includes the St Kilda & Williamstown marinas, & boating facilities in Docklands & Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers.

 



 


THE EXISTING, INCIPIENT, OR PROPOSED MARINAS BELOW ARE EXTRA.

THEY DO NOT APPEAR ON THE VICTORIAN COASTAL STRATEGY MAP ABOVE

 


 

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BEAUMARIS MOTOR YACHT SQUADRON LTD: Plans for a 120-berth marina & additional Bay filling on the Beaumaris Bay Fossil Site, plus a 3-storey dry storage stack for 80 boats against the Beaumaris Cliff, and further works on its existing filled 1.2 hectare site.

 


 

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BLAIRGOWRIE MARINA: Construction of this marina with its concrete wave screen was opposed in 1999. It is not shown on the VCS map above.

 

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ROSEBUD HARBOUR PUBLIC MOORING AREA: This area is at Melways Reference 158D12.

 

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BRIGHTON HARBOUR: Yacht Club seeks a long term 100% increase in berths. This large marina does not appear on the VCS map above.

 


 

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KOROROIT CREEK HARBOUR: These sheltered creek-side berths cater for large boats, limited mainly by the varying depth over the sand bar at the creek mouth.

 


 

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CLIFTON SPRINGS BOAT HARBOUR: Recent enlargement of the car park here to some 6,000 square metres caters for a large number of cars and boat trailers.

 

 

This page was last updated on 2016-08-18.