Burndap Lake Public Landing Project

Background

Parks Victoria took on responsibility for the private marina when the previous owner, Marina Apartments Pty Ltd, voluntarily relinquished ownership to the Victorian Government at the end of its licence term on 30 June 2019. Prior to this, the marina was a privately owned and operated fee-for-use berthing facility.    A review by Parks Victoria identified the marina was under-utilised and not suited to broader community use, so it was closed.  The marina was relocated to the lower Yarra River in September 2021 to undergo further condition assessment and refurbishment. Usable sections of the marina will be repurposed to enable activation of the Yarra River for public and commercial uses. 

Recognising the need for improved public access to the river that caters for changing user needs, Parks Victoria began working with Better Boating Victoria to plan a new purpose-built berthing facility that will serve the community for many years to come.

 

Project funding

 $125,000 - Boating Safety and Facilities Program

 

The project

Planning for a new purpose-built berthing facility at Burndap Lake, providing improved public access to recreational boating, paddling, fishing and events on the Maribyrnong River, is underway.   

Locals and visitors will benefit greatly from easier access to the river through this project and the Maribyrnong River Boat Ramp project, which together will help revitalise this waterside precinct. The public floating pontoon facility, to be located in place of the former privately managed Edgewater Marina, will have the capacity to accommodate multiple short-term berths and feature a lower-level platform suitable for paddle craft.  

 

Project duration and stages 

 

Planning and procurement:  August to December 2021 (complete)

Designs and approvals:  January to March 2022

Fabrication (offsite):  March to May 2022

InstallationMay 2022

 

Who we're working with

Better Boating Victoria

 

Stay up to date 

To be kept informed about the progress of the Burndap Lake Public Landing project subscribe to updates.

For general enquiries email info@parks.vic.gov.au or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.  

 

Frequently asked questions 

When will the new landing facility be open?   
Planning for the proposed Burndap Lake Public Landing is well underway, and subject to approvals and work plans, is expected to be complete by May 2022. 

What will the new landing facility look like? 
Designs are currently being prepared and will be available for viewing on this project page as the planning progresses.  To be kept informed about the project and view the designs when available sign up for project updates here. 

What consultation has / will be done on the design for the new berthing facility? 
Parks Victoria is working together with Better Boating Victoria on the early design for a functional facility within the budget available.  Technical advice from the contractor (to be appointed for the design and construction), along with statutory approval requirements by Melbourne Water and the Maribyrnong City Council, will ensure the design undergoes rigorous review prior to being finalised.  Parks Victoria will release the designs for viewing at key stages of the project to keep the community informed. 

There's already limited berthing facilities available on the river, what are you doing about this?  
There is a public landing approximately 60 metres away at the opposite side of the lake. Vessels are permitted to berth there for limited periods with power, water and pump out facilities provided, and it includes all-abilities access.  This existing facility, along with the new landing, will go a long way to improving access to more boating opportunities on the Maribyrnong River.   

Are you building a boat ramp? 
No.  We are installing a floating pontoon that can be used for public access by pedestrians and boaters (powered and non-powered vessels) for short term berthing.  The nearest boat ramp is at ‘The Warmies’ at Newport.    The Victorian Government is currently considering other sites for boat ramps as part of the Maribyrnong River Boat Ramp project.

Is an all-abilities hoist included in the design? 
Provisions for the future addition of hoist to assist wheelchair users to transfer safely in and out of boats and paddle craft may be considered in later stages, however, current access to the landing is via a staircase which limits all-abilities access.   Visitors seeking all abilities access should use the public berthing facility located about 60 metres away on the opposite side of the lake. 

Will I be impacted by construction work? 
The majority of work to fabricate the floating pontoon will occur offsite, meaning there will be no impact on the local residents and river users.  Once the structure is ready for installation, this process is expected to take about two to three weeks to complete.  During this time there may be some access restrictions and noise disturbances in the area.  Any changes in access will be communicated via onsite signage and River User updates. 

 

Related information 


Places to see - Maribrynong River 

 

Image:  AllTrails

Burndap Lake

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