About the Project 

The Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour plays an important role in contributing to a network of safe harbours for southern Port Phillip Bay. A major redevelopment was completed in December 2015. The following upgrades were made:

  • 110 additional wet berths and upgrade of 35 visitor marina berths.
  • Extension of the existing wave wall to the west.
  • Removal of the existing wave attenuator (which is ineffective).
  • Replacement of the existing slipway, winch house & gantry crane with travel lift infrastructure.
  • A new hard standing area for boats.

The Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour reconfiguration project is focused on creating an attractive and welcoming multipurpose facility which can cater for current and future member’s needs whilst at the same time retaining the club’s culture and history.

Environmental Approvals Process
The project was referred to the Minister for Planning under the Environment Effects Act 1978 on 13 August 2010 and the Minister determined that an Environment Effects Statement was not required.

The Blairgowrie Safe Boat Harbour Reconfiguration project required a planning permit and a planning scheme amendment under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which enabled the consideration of land use issues associated with the terrestrial environment, landscape values, amenity, traffic management and cultural heritage. The project also required consent under the Coastal Management Act from DEPI.

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