Jetty at #2 Boat Ramp Upgrade
is now open to fishers!!
The Jetty is
now functional and access is permitted (5/11/2016). The platform
will be a spacious area for everyone to use with excellent non-slip
fibre-glass decking and low profile fasteners. The level nature of
the decking to the car-park and the proximity to toilets (which also
has good disabled access) will be a bonus for disabled fishers,
whether the disability is of a permanent or temporary nature.
However when the lake is open and low (as pictured) boaters will
have to be pretty fit to scale the ladder to get access to the
jetty. Given that the floating launching jetties will be available
alongside, this is not really a problem, and as the lake fills this
will be even less of a problem.
This will be a premier spot for many fishers this summer, and many
good fish will be taken, as was the history of the previous old
wooden jetty. On the whole a "thumbs up" on the design and standard
of work. Tight lines!!
are going into place with the railing along the edges.
The work has not progressed a lot, though the ramp onto the Jetty
has been built over with bitumen. This will make this an excellent
access Jetty for people with any sort of disability, from wheel
chairs through to people with a bad hip or a leg in plaster etc.
(20/10/2016). The sun was out and the water was an amazing sparkling
delight. The blocked off area has been reduced with much less
fencing, so the major part of the work must be completed. Maybe just
the railings need to be added?
It would appear the boat ladder has been added on
the far end of the Jetty and the earth ramp from the car park to the
deck is also in place (14/10/2016). It look as though there will be
bitumen over the top of this that will meet with the car park.
The work is proceeding smoothly with the fibre-glass tread being cut
to size and screwed with stainless steel fasteners. Anyone familiar
with the boardwalk between the Post Office Jetty and the Marina
Jetty in Lakes Entrance will know what to expect. These surfaces
make an ideal hard wearing and safe marine pathway. (29/9/2016)
Progress is being made with the jetty now that the road by-pass is a
more manageable situation. The main beam supports for the walkways
are being put into place. The boys were really swinging on those
bolts so I reckon they are doing a great job, and the jetty will be
here for quite a while. Balancing on a small pontoon and doing the
hard yakka would not be easy. (23/9/2016)
Below is the start of the works before the Princes
highway upgrade was begun and it looked like this for a few
weeks. The plans are laid out and looking promising. Well work has
begun and a little progress made. The railway line supports have
been pile-driven into the lake bed and are awaiting the super
structure to be added. As you may recognise, it is close to the
original #2 Boat Ramp concrete base. It should make a handy
fishing platform for those that prefer to not use a boat. It will
not be as flash as as the all aluminium floating jetty at
Fishermans Landing, but will serve the same purpose quite easily,
so no complaints so far. (3/9/2016)
seen the plans passed around at the Tav' (thanks Nick!) on the
9/3/2015. It looks as though the structure will be a fixed
construction (not floating like Fishermans Landing) positioned
within about a metre of the original, and similar size and shape.
The plans also called for the alteration of the parking and bitumen
as well, so it may end up more complicated than a few poles with a
platform on them.
is a nostalgic view of the old jetty, which is a jetty no more!!!
(c. Sep 2015)
You will find planks being reused and recycled at a local Back
Packers Accommodation and through the various parts of the
upgraded Water Wheel Tavern.
:-) Lovely aged timber full of character.