Boats ahoy thanks to Inner Harbour Jetty funding
7 February 2017
A new public jetty will be built at Patterson Lakes’ Inner Harbour after Victorian Government funding was confirmed for the project.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said he was thrilled the much-anticipated project would proceed after the Victorian Government approved funding.
“I’m delighted that the Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny has advised that the Victorian Government will contribute $499,000 to bring this project to life.”
“The jetty will provide much-needed short-term jetty spaces for boats used by the general public, boost the local economy, help promote Patterson Lakes as a visitor destination and offer space for the Victorian Water Police and Australian Volunteer Coastguard.”
The jetty is located on waterways managed by the Victorian Government and connects to the privately owned Harbour Plaza Shopping Centre.
Once fully complete, the jetty will include:
- 11 public boating berths
- a dedicated berth for shared use by Victoria Police/Volunteer Coast Guard
- jetty with shelf pontoons
- a ramp, extra gangway and mooring poles.
Melbourne Water is also contributing $35,000 to the project while Kingston Council will contribute design and construction of the project and will oversee ongoing maintenance at the site.
“The new Inner Harbour Jetty will be a fantastic addition to Patterson Lakes and help attract new visitors to the area to enjoy the stunning waterways,” Cr Eden said.
“I want to thank and congratulate the local residents and businesses who have initiated the campaign for this fantastic new community facility for all to enjoy.”