Works begin on public jetty to attract new visitors to Patterson Lakes
1 March 2018
Construction works have begun on the much-anticipated new public jetty at Patterson Lakes’ Inner Harbour.
Boat owners will soon be able to moor at the short-term public jetty and enjoy shopping and dining in the area thanks to the joint project between the Victorian Government and Kingston Council.
The project has been funded with $499,000 from the Victorian Government, $35,000 from Melbourne Water, with Kingston Council contributing design and construction of the project and will oversee ongoing maintenance at the site.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said construction was now underway and it was hoped the jetty would be opened to the public in the next month.
“The jetty will provide much-needed short-term jetty spaces for boats used by the general public, boost the local economy and help promote Patterson Lakes as a visitor destination,” Cr Staikos 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.”
Local MP for Carrum, Sonya Kilkenny said the new public jetty would help open up the beautiful Patterson Lakes to new visitors.
“Thanks to the new jetty it will be simple for others to visit Patterson Lakes and stop for a meal, some shopping or a visit with friends,” Ms Kilkenny said.
“The jetty will also have a dedicated space for the Victorian Water Police and Australian Volunteer Coastguard to ensure our emergency services can respond quickly in times of need.”
Melbourne Water Manager, Regional Services (South East), John Woodland said he was pleased to support the project.
“This is a fantastic new addition for the area and a great demonstration of State Government, Local Council and Melbourne Water all working together for the good of the community,” Mr Woodland said.
The jetty is located on waterways managed by the Victorian Government and connects to the privately owned Harbour Plaza Shopping Centre.
Once completed, the jetty will include:
- public boating berths with short-term four-hour boat ‘parking’
- a dedicated berth for shared use by Victoria Police/Volunteer Coast Guard
- a ramp, extra gangway and mooring poles.