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Clifton Springs Boat Harbour – more parking

State Member for the Bellarine, Alison Marchant and Federal Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker, have welcomed the commencement of construction on the much-anticipated Clifton Springs Boat Harbour upgrade.

Federal member for Corangamite Libby Coker (left) with state member for the Bellarine Alison Marchant

The upgrade will deliver an additional 30 car-trailer-unit spaces and an asphalt carpark seal for boating enthusiasts at the popular destination for recreational boating, yachting, fishing and offshore diving.

The upgrade is funded by the Victorian Government’s Better Boating Victoria Program and a Boating Safety and Facilities Program grant, as well as a grant from the Commonwealth Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

With Geelong and the Bellarine having the largest concentration of registered vessels (up to 10,000) in Victoria, the Clifton Springs Boat Harbour provides direct access to the stunning Corio and Port Phillip bays.

State Member for the Bellarine, Alison Marchant said “The Bellarine is in the envy of many other coastal regions, and I am excited to see this next stage of the upgrade commence for the Clifton Springs Boat Harbour.”

“This upgrade will create more accessibility for locals across the Bellarine, as well as visitors, who regularly access the harbour for a range of recreational activities, whether it be boating, fishing or diving,” Ms Marchant said.

Ms Coker said the Clifton Springs Boat Harbour is a gateway for locals and visitors to experience the beauty and wildlife of Corio Bay in a convenient location.

Federal Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker, said the federal government is committed to supporting local councils in their delivery of community infrastructure through the LRCI program.

“Anyone who knows Clifton Springs will understand just how important boating is to the local community for work, recreation, and for driving tourism throughout the North Bellarine,” Ms Coker said.

“That’s why this collaboration between federal and state government, and Better Boating Victoria is so important.”

“Investing in community infrastructure projects like the Clifton Springs Boat Harbour Upgrade is so important – it provides a safe and functional space for the community to come together and do something they love.”

“The Albanese Government recognises this and it’s why we’ve put forward substantial funding for the LRCI program.”