NEW pontoons have been installed in Mordialloc in a bid to make boating better and more accessible.
Work was completed this month to install an accessible pontoon at Pier Road. Its main features will be wider gangways, intermediate landings, grab rails, and tactile surfaces.
Work has also been completed on the installation of new floating pontoons at the Governor Road boat ramp. The new pontoons are longer than the existing ones to allow for more capacity.
An update on the Better Boating Victoria website reads that it is also “working with the City of Kingston to upgrade the Governor Road boat ramp carpark to increase boat and trailer parking capacity.”
“The upgrade will reconfigure the layout and provide for a small number of extra car-and-trailer spaces. The upgrade will also improve the surface of the parking area, provide safer pedestrian access and landscaping.
“A concept design has been developed which aims to achieve the following: provide approximately nine additional trailer/boat parking bays, install a queuing lane beside the boat ramp to improve the flow and efficiency for launching and retrieval of vessels, upgrade the existing car park pavement, kerb, channel and drainage, improved traffic flows to and from Governor Road, additional landscaping around the carpark, including planting three new indigenous trees for every tree that needs to be removed, and improve the footpath network.”