Burndap Lake Public Landing

Project duration and stages 


Parks Victoria assumes management responsibility of Edgewater Marina  - June 2019 
Future use options analysis undertaken   - June to December 2019 
Edgewater Marina closed – December 2019 
Planning for replacement public berthing facility commences  - January 2021 
Relocation of Edgewater Marina to lower Yarra River and repurposing of infrastructure – April 2021 
Construction of new public berthing facility at Burndap Lake complete - December 2021  

 

 

Key information

Planning for a purpose-built public landing facility at Burndap Lake providing improved access to recreational boating, paddling, fishing and events on the Maribyrnong River, is underway.  

The proposed facility, proposed to be constructed in place of the now closed Edgewater Marina, will have capacity to accommodate multiple short-term berths, feature a lower-level platform suited for use by paddle craft and offer all abilities access.   

Edgewater Marina (the marina) will be moved from its current location at Burndap Lake on the Maribyrnong River and repurposed to support activation of the Yarra River. 

 

Background information

Parks Victoria assumed responsibility for the marina when the previous owner, Marina Apartments Pty Ltd, voluntarily relinquished ownership to the Victorian Government at the end of its licence term on 30 June 2019. Prior to this the marina was a privately owned and operated fee-for-use berthing facility.   

A review by Parks Victoria identified the marina was under-utilised in its current location and not suited to broader community use, and was subsequently closed.  It is important for public assets to be used in the most effective way to benefit as many people as possible.   

The marina is being relocated to the lower Yarra River where it will undergo further condition assessment and refurbishment. Once complete, the usable sections of the marina will be repurposed to enable activation of the Yarra River for public and commercial access.  

Frequently asked questions 

What is happening with Edgewater Marina?  
Edgewater Marina (the marina), located at Burndap Lake in the Maribyrnong River, will be moved in the week commencing 26 April 2021, and repurposed to safely activate the Yarra River. 

Why was the marina closed?  
The marina was closed when the previous owner, Marina Apartments Pty Ltd, voluntarily relinquished ownership to the Victorian Government at the end of its licence term on 30 June 2019. Parks Victoria, as the local waterways manager, reviewed the options for future use of the marina and from this, made a decision to close the marina and repurpose the public asset in a way that would benefit the broader community. Prior to this, the marina was a privately owned and operated fee-for-use berthing facility.  

When was the marina closed?  
The marina was closed by Parks Victoria under the provision of the Water Industry Act 1994 in December 2019 and ‘direction to move a vessel’ notices were issued to the three vessels that were berthed at the marina at the time.  

Why is the marina being relocated?  
The marina is being relocated to allow for the construction of a purpose-built public landing that will provide improved access to recreational boating, paddling, fishing and events on the Maribyrnong River. The marina was under-utilised in its current location and not suited to broader community use. The marina infrastructure can be repurposed to support activations at other appropriate locations on the Yarra River.  

How and where is the marina being relocated to?  
The marina will be relocated upstream to the lower Yarra River in the week commencing 26 April 2021. This will involve decommissioning the floating structure and towing it to Docklands where it will undergo further condition assessment and refurbishment. Once complete, the usable sections of the marina will be repurposed to enable activation of the Yarra River for public and commercial access.  

Why can’t the marina be left in situ and used for public berthing?  
The marina was designed for restricted private berthing and is not suited to a range of other popular public river uses such as paddle craft, fishing / angling, events or all abilities access needs.  

What consultation has been undertaken to reach this decision?  
Parks Victoria has communicated with residents of Marina Apartments, the Marina Apartments Owners Corporation Committee, the Maribyrnong City Council and other interested parties regarding the future use options, and the closure and relocation of Edgewater Marina since late 2019.  

What alternative berthing facilities are available nearby?  
Planning for a purpose-built public berthing facility (Burndap Lake Public Landing), at the site of the former marina, providing improved access to recreational boating, paddling, fishing and events on the Maribyrnong River is underway. The proposed replacement facility will have capacity to accommodate multiple short-term berths, feature a lower-level platform suited for use by paddle craft and offer all abilities access. There is a public landing approximately 60 metres away at the opposite side of the lake. Vessels are permitted to berth here for limited periods with power, water and pump out facilities provided.  

There's already limited berthing facilities available on the river, what are you doing about this? 
Parks Victoria recognises berthing facilities are limited on the Maribyrnong River, and will continue to investigate and consider opportunities for new and expanded facilities in future planning, subject to funding and other approvals. 
 
When will the new landing facility be open?  
Planning for the proposed Burndap Lake Public Landing is well underway, and subject to funding and approvals, is expected to be complete before the end of the year.  

Stay up to date 


To be kept informed about the progress of the Burndap Lake Public Landing project email info@parks.vic.gov.au or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.  

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