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Gippsland Lakes jetties

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We sailed from Paynesville to Ocean Grange yesterday with a view to stopping at Ocean Grange jetty for lunch. But the outer jetty was occupied by a works barge and signs saying not to be used. Inner jetties were probably available, but being lazy, we sailed on to Steamer Landing jetty which was completely closed and neglected looking. If you are planning a stay in Bunga Arm over the school hols, might pay to check with Gippsland Ports or plan on nosing in to a beach rather than a jetty. The works on Ocean Grange jetty have been going on for months and no sign of any actual works happening yesterday. Also, it appears than the jetty posts have been removed and may be replaced by just bollards/cleats.
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Hi All,
Gippsland Lakes are one of the best places for sailing in Australia.
Nice position and access to beach in many places, and deep enough even for bigger keel boats.
Then shops are in every direction as well as toilets and showers.
The only problem is parking on jetties.
Over the years more boats are sailing on lakes and very little has been done to build new jetties
And now the new laws to regenerate natural shrubs on places like Picnic Arm, make it difficult to walk on shores.
No more leases to farmers and it create fire danger in summer.
And at Ocean Grange, lack of progress is not surprising.
It will be good only for submarines.
Unfortunately we still don’t have vaccine for stupidity!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Frank Peters wrote: Sep 18th, '21, 17:30 . . . Unfortunately we still don’t have vaccine for stupidity!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Hi all.. has anyone managed a sail/motor out to Ocean Grange or Steamer? Just wondering what the current situation is with the jetties... in the hope we can sooooooon come on down and enjoy the Lakes.
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Sue H wrote: Oct 18th, '21, 15:23 Hi all.. has anyone managed a sail/motor out to Ocean Grange or Steamer? Just wondering what the current situation is with the jetties... in the hope we can sooooooon come on down and enjoy the Lakes.
Cheers,
Was wondering that as well Sue.
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Anticipating going to Gippsland Lakes in late November for a week, I rang Gippsland Ports this morning to enquire about Steamer Landing and Ocean Grange state of repairs.
They are expecting to be finished their work there in about 3 weeks, weather etc. notwithstanding.
Sounds hopeful...
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Post by Sue H »

Thanks Johny. I was going to call them myself just prior to our first excursion.... thought we might avoid cup weekend as potentially just too many people around for my liking at the moment.
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