The revamp of Warrnambool's boat ramp will attempt to avoid the busy fishing season, but there are some logistical issues still to be worked out.
Warrnambool City Council officers are set to meet with Better Boating Victoria representatives this week to discuss details of the $3.5 million funding agreement, which was announced in last week's state government budget.
"Timing of the boat ramp construction will consider several factors including signing of the funding agreement, minimising disruption to ramp users and compliance with environmental regulations," the council said.
"Council will aim to avoid peak boat ramp usage over spring and summer. There are also some construction activities that we will not undertake during the whale season."
The critical repair works will see the replacement of the two-lane concrete boat ramp surface, which is in poor condition, as well as the two jetties.
With Stanley Street's Edwards Bridge potentially out of action at the time the boat ramp works are expected to take place, the council is exploring a possible solution to transport equipment via the western side of Lake Pertobe.
"This would require approval from various agencies and the council will work with other stakeholders to see if this is achievable," the council said.
"Concrete slabs required for the site will be able to travel via Pertobe Road however alternative access would be required for equipment such as pile drivers."
Meanwhile, there are plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at Warrnambool's harbour which will people to access live pictures of the area online.
The city council's meeting agenda reveals there will be a smart camera installed at the harbour, something that was confirmed by the Minister for Boating and Fishing Melissa Horne on a recent visit to Warrnambool.
The app will allow people to see congestion at the boat ramp and in the car park.
The news comes after calls were made earlier this year for CCTV cameras to be installed after a historic boat was vandalised. The app will allow boaters to log in and see congestion at the boat ramp and car park.
"The app will provide updates every five minutes and will also link to the Bureau of Meteorology," the council's harbour reference group meeting minutes say.
"The app will also count launches and retrievals, providing statistical benefits to future business cases."
The camera will be located in the grassed area near the boat ramp.
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