Better access to the Barwon River unveiled

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Four new multi-purpose platforms have been unveiled along the Barwon River, with the aim of making the river more accessible.

Water Mister and Bellarine MP Lisa Neville said the new rigs provide better access to water sports and cater to a range of abilities and uses.

“The Barwon River is a much loved part of the Geelong community and the new boat ramps will encourage more people to get out and enjoy our beautiful waterways,” she said.

“These improvements will complement our Barwon River Action Plan, which will ensure this iconic waterway remains healthy for future generations to enjoy.”

The rigs were installed close to existing assets and structures, maximizing the benefits for the local Geelong community.

Improvements to the Geelong Canoe Club and Corio Bay Rowing Club landing stages will make launching at both locations safer and more accessible in all river conditions.

The platform at Wal Whiteside Walk has been replaced to provide mooring for motorboats, launching kayaks and a dedicated land fishing area.

“These new facilities have improved safety features, including an improved access ramp which will provide access in wet conditions and greater general safety for the community,” said South Barwon MP Darren Cheeseman.

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