Boaters and visitors on the water can take advantage of upgraded facilities at the popular Flagstaff Jetty on Gippsland Lakes, home to some of the largest and most beautiful inland waterways in the country.
The improved jetty and maintenance dredging will continue to improve access and safety for boaters in the future and give the area an economic boost.
The $ 245,000 project included replacing the approach and eastern inner arm of the dock, over 300 square feet of remodeling, lighting upgrades, and maintenance dredging around the dock to improve ship access.
The legendary Gippsland Lakes extend over 420 square kilometers of waterways and the Flagstaff Jetty is one of the most popular landing stages in the entrance area of the lakes at the Gippsland Lakes.
The jetty provides recreational craft with mooring and access to Ninety Mile Beach, as well as the Flagstaff Heritage and entrance area.
This important project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government's Boat Safety and Facilities Program and Gippsland Ports, who have carried out the modernization work on the jetty and are responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the jetty.
As stated by Minister of Ports and Freight, and Fisheries and Boating, Melissa Horne
"This important safety improvement work is welcomed by boaters and ensures that Flagstaff Jetty can continue to be used by boaters and visitors in the future."
"The legendary Gippsland Lakes are home to some of the largest and most beautiful waterways in the country. This major upgrade will not only provide improved facilities for boaters, it will also boost the local economy as more visitors are expected before the high season."
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