In 2011 we started a series of conversations with members of our community who use or have an interest in jetties, boat ramps and moorings, at our lakes, dams and reservoirs. It was identified that greater controls were required to manage this infrastructure.
We subsequently produced the Jetties, Boat Ramps and Moorings Guidelines in 2012, to be reviewed after five years. This provided our customers and communities with a clear understanding of requirements regarding the establishment of infrastructure on our land.
While this document served us well, the environment in which these guidelines are applied has changed considerably.
These changes include:
- updated technical specifications for new jetties and well-considered conditions associated with works licenses
- jetty and mooring infrastructure zones developed with the assistance of our Land and On-Water Management Plan Community Reference Groups
- urban spread
- a higher number of recreational users visiting our water storages
- the need to strike a balance between environmental values and infrastructure proposals.
We see this as an opportunity for our current guidelines to evolve and improve to reflect how jetties, boat ramps and moorings are created, used and managed at GMW water storages.
In particular, we are talking about four storages where private infrastructure has been constructed which include Lake Eildon, Lake Eppalock, Lake Mulwala and Goulburn Weir.
We are now seeking public input on the Draft for Consultation Jetties, Boat Ramps and Moorings document to ensure it continues to provide appropriate management controls. The development of these operating rules will help us meet current and future challenges while also providing clarity for those who may be investigating foreshore infrastructure.
You can provide feedback by:
Our feedback period closes at 5pm on Friday 19 May 2017.