Cape Conran Boat Ramp Improvements on Display

Parks Victoria conducted a site visit with key users of the Cape Conran boat ramp earlier this week to continue discussions on improving distribution of information and updates surrounding the ramp’s condition.

Parks Victoria’s District Manager for East Gippsland, Will McCutcheon, said that this was a great opportunity to come together and talk through all aspects of the ramp’s management with those who use and value it most.

“There was strong recognition by the group of the ramp’s limitations due to natural forces, and some ideas for improvement were put forward,” McCutcheon said.

“The group discussed Parks Victoria’s approach to clearing the sand that naturally accumulates on the ramp, making launching and retrieval difficult at times.

“Sand clearing is undertaken when a run of favorable boating weather is forecast, but not at times when the wind and wave conditions mean that the ramp will immediately accumulate sand again. Of course we would also immediately clear the sand if it was necessary to address a life-threatening emergency under our normal emergency response protocols,” he said.

Parks Victoria has also secured funding for repairs to the retaining wall that protects the significant Aboriginal midden adjoining the access road to the ramp.

These works will start within the next few months.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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