Boat ramp upgrades for Fitzroy River and Sandy Waterholes

Getting out on the water will be made easier and more accessible on the Fitzroy River and Glenelg River after the announcement of the Better Boating Victoria Recreational Boating Grants.

Minister for Outdoor Recreation Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant announced a $2.75 million investment in 35 projects that will improve facilities and undertake dredging to facilitate greater access during lower tides and water levels on April 26.

These grants have been awarded through the Victorian Government’s Recreational Boating Structural Maintenance and Dredging and Access Grants programs and funded by the reinvestment of boaters’ recreational licence and registration fees.

The Fitzroy River boat ramp and the Sandy Waterholes boat ramp on the Glenelg River have both received funding of just over $100,000 to replace aged timber structures with new floating pontoon structures.

The upgrades are similar to those completed at Pritchards Landing and Sapling Creek on the Glenelg River by the CMA with these same grants in 2022.

Read the full list of recipients on the Better Boating Victoria website HERE