The highly anticipated Slip Road Maritime Precinct project in Paynesville on Burrabogie Island is progressing with work on an improved design about to begin.
The upgrade to the five-hectare site bordering the narrow McMillan Sound will include new seawalls, boardwalk, boat launch, jetties, parking, trails and utility upgrades.
In late 2021, the Council contracted local marine services company Carter Marine Group to deliver the first construction package for the project. Work began in January 2022 with on-site piling work and off-site prefabrication.
The Council has recently engaged a contractor to carry out further offshore geotechnical work, which will be used to update and improve the design.
Carter Marine Group will soon be temporarily demobilizing from the project site to work on another project in the Lakes Entrance area. The geotechnical contractor will then mobilize in mid-May for a week. Carter Marine will remobilize later to complete the first batch of construction after redesigning and ordering additional equipment as needed. The Board will provide further updates prior to remobilization.
In the meantime, the detailed design of the subsequent stages, including parking works, is progressing.
The project, due for completion in June 2023, is being funded by the Victorian Government, through its Infrastructure Stimulus Fund ($1.1m) and Regional Infrastructure Fund ($4m). dollars), and the Australian government through its Community Development Grants program ($1 million).