One of our few beautiful North facing Victorian beaches is going to be destroyed by the addition of the Stony Point to Phillip Island car ferry! The council is currently in discussions to locate the terminal at or near the Cowes Yacht Club destroying the beach, having a huge impact upon both locals and tourists who use this beach - swimmers, power boaters, sailors, kayakers and all water users!
This pristine Cowes beach will be cut in half by the proposed ferry terminal which comes with a 400m exclusion zone (200m either side of jetty) making a large area of this family friendly, safe swimming beach unusable! The proposed terminal is right in the middle of a quiet residential area adding traffic to an area where children ride bikes and walk.
Please sign this petition to help us save our beautiful safe family swimming beach!
Here is the petitions against use of the Cowes Beach for the car Ferry Petition
DISCUSSIONS between Phillip Island residents and the consultants behind a business case for a car ferry from Cowes to Stony Point have reached breaking point.
And it’s a sticky situation for the consultants, EarthCheck, after a protest was organised over the weekend to stop the Anderson Road boat ramp from being turned into a car ferry terminal.
Some residents are against any terminal on Phillip Island’s pristine beaches because it’s likely to require substantial dredging and could speed up erosion on the beach.
‘Save Cowes West Beach Association,’ which doesn’t have a view on the car ferry itself, but is against the terminal being at the Anderson Road boat ramp. Read the news article from South Gippsland Sentinal Times
Here is further information from Bass Coast Shire Regarding the Business Case for the Car Ferry Link