Proponent: Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron
The Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron formally proposed to develop a safe harbour at their existing site on the eastern shore of Port Philip Bay, between Ricketts Point and Mentone Beach. In 2018, BMYS formally advised the government that it is no longer proceeding with this project or the EES.
The project encompassed: construction of a rock breakwater wall, 120 floating marina berths, extension of the outfall drain within the breakwater to deep water, waterfront boardwalk on the south west boundary, three lane boat ramp, 78 berth 'dry stack' facility, pump out facilities, car and trailer parking, new club house and function facility, including increasing the reclaimed area of seabed from 12,000sqm to 15,740sqm.
Draft Scoping Requirements for this Environmental Effects Statement (EES) were placed on public exhibition from 14 October to 4 November 2010.
After considering public submissions on the Draft Scoping Requirements, the Minister for Planning issued final Scoping Requirements for the EES on 1 February 2011.
Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron prepared a Stakeholder Consultation Plan that outlined the opportunities for community engagement during the preparation of the EES.
The plan was updated in September 2014.
On 13 November 2009, the Minister for Planning required the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron to prepare an EES under the Environment Effects Act 1978. The EES will need to provide a detailed examination of the environmental impacts of the proposal and feasible alternatives.
The proposal was formally abandoned by BMYS in 2018 and therefore the EES process is no longer proceeding.
All documentation relating to this project can be found here.
Minister's Reason for Decision:
The EES will need to provide a detailed examination of the environmental impacts of the proposed project and feasible alternatives.