The Bastion Point issue took a positive turn at last, with Council voting unanimously on 3 April 2012 for the government to finalise the design of its preferred option at the existing boat ramp site and seek broad community support for that option.
East Gippsland Council made the following resoluion:
- Notes the Victorian Government’s commitment to undertake a review (the review) and subsequent construction of an upgraded Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp and the associated Department of Transport proposal to provide an upgraded two lane boat ramp with protective breakwater, known as Alternative H2 (Refer Appendix 1), generally at the location of the existing boat ramp; and
- Seeks an urgent determination on the review from the State Government and detailed advice on its preferred option, including: cultural heritage, detailed design including costings and visual impact, environmental impact, car parking, further sand management studies etc.to enable prompt implementation of the project.
- Requests State Government works with the Mallacoota Ocean Access Boat Ramp Community Advisory Committee to finalise the design of the State Government’s preferred option and seek broad community support for that option.
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