At the announcement, from left, Victorian Recreational Fishing (VR Fish) chairman Rob Loats, Tim Pallas, Joseph Ford, Michael Johnson, Gloris Willoughby, Barbara Oates, Anwyn Martin, Lyndell Parker and Jordan Crugnale. mm082718

THE Corinella boat ramp is set to undergo a $1.41 million upgrade, to add more boat ramps and a floating pontoon.
It will see the number of ramps increased from two to four, with better accessibility, as well as funding for general ramp maintenance, improved fish cleaning and trailer parking facilities.
Barbara Oates of the Corinella Foreshore Committee said it’s been three years in the making.
“Thousands of hours of volunteer work have gone into this,” she said.
“It’s going to provide safe access into Western Port. It will hopefully alleviate the waiting time to launch and retrieve.”
She said if a storm was to come through and there are 200 boats out on the water, it could be an hour to an hour and a half wait to get back in.
“It gets busy, but it also gets dangerous,” Barbara said.
The upgrade’s anticipated to be finished by late next year.
Amongst those who attended the funding announcement on Thursday was Anwyn Martin. She was chair of the foreshore committee when the project first grew its legs.
She said the area has come a long way, with much larger boats visiting the popular fishing village.
The Corinella boat ramp is a natural deep-water ramp, making it popular for anglers.
Labor candidate for Bass Jordan Crugnale said it was a fantastic investment in the local economy.
Treasurer Tim Pallas attended the event.
“This community deserves nothing but the best,” he said.