Parkdale Yacht Club precinct improvements
- Project typeMajor Project
- Project value$4.8 million
- Project scheduleOpen
Works began on the $2.9 million facility for Parkdale Yacht Club early in 2020. The building was completed in April 2021. And following a community consultation, design and planning approval, we are now planning for a new car park to be integrated with the Bay Trail and accessible beach pedestrian ramp that will be delivered as a part of this project.
The building, funded by Kingston Council with a $100,000 contribution from the yacht club, was designed in consultation with the club and community groups and will also be used by the Kingston District Girl Guides and Beach Patrol Australia.
The original club was first established in 1946 and the former clubhouse was built in 1964. The newly completed facility will ensure the club’s future for decades to come.
Combined with costs associated with the car park and shared path/bay trail works, the total project cost is $3.9 million.
Construction to deliver the permanent car park will commence in mid-2023. Until then, to help you to continue enjoying the bay, access the new Yacht Club, and use the Bay Trail, we installed an interim carpark as a temporary solution.
New car park with integrated Bay Trail
The previous car park had been in poor condition and Council intends to formalise it with a new asphalt car park and integrate it with the final permanent section of the Bay Trail, which runs past the Parkdale Yacht Club.
The site is very narrow and is subject to a range of complex constraints that have influenced the shape and number of parking spaces that can be accommodated in the carpark. We have also accommodated significant cultural heritage considerations unique to this site, restrictions on expanding the footprint due to State Government requirements, compliance with planning requirements to minimise vegetation loss, integrating the bus stop and satisfying Vic Roads approvals.
Works to deliver a new car park and integrated Bay Trail are scheduled to commence in mid-2023.
New accessible pedestrian ramp to foreshore
We're working to improve access to Kingston's beaches and as part of this commitment, we're planning to upgrade beach access at the Parkdale Yacht Club. In addition to the new dedicated accessible parking bay in the car park, and following feedback from a recent community consultation, plan to an accessible pedestrian ramp down to the beach.
At the December 2021 meeting Council approved the delivery of accessible ramps at 6 locations along the foreshore over the next 5 years based on community feedback. The Parkdale Yacht Club ramp has been flagged for delivery along with the new car park and completion of the missing section of Bay Trail in 2023. The new ramp will comply with accessibility standards and will also include seating at sections along the ramp for people to enjoy the lovely bay views.
The existing non-compliant ramp will be decommissioned and the new ramp will allow travellers of all abilities to enjoy the beach such as those with wheelchairs, prams and other mobility issues (or people carting heavy equipment) to access the beach safely.
The new accessible pedestrian ramp is scheduled for delivery in mid-2024.
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