Background

The Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron proposes to develop a safe harbour at their existing site on the eastern shore of Port Philip Bay, between Ricketts Point and Mentone Beach.

The project encompasses: 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.

Current status - Minister for Planning's Assessment

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.

Read final scoping requirements here: Final Scoping Requirements. (PDF, 566.05 KB)

Stakeholder Consultation plan

Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron has prepared a Stakeholder Consultation Plan that outlines the opportunities for community engagement during the preparation of the EES.  The plan was updated in September 2014.

You can read the plan here: Stakeholder Consultation Plan. (DOCX, 1421.28 KB)

Project history

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.

More nformation

For further details on the proposed safe harbour project, please contact the Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron on (03) 9589 5156 or bmys_marina@bigpond.com.au.

For further information on the EES process for this project please contact the department's Environment Assessment Unit on (03) 8392 5477.