Boating facilities upgrade - Rowland Reserve, Bayview

We're proposing to install additional boat access facilities for the northern and southern boat ramps at Rowland Reserve, Bayview.

We're proposing to install additional boat access facilities for the northern and southern boat ramps at Rowland Reserve, Bayview.

  • Project Update - construction to commence

    2 months ago

    Thank you to those who commented during the community engagement period January – February 2018.

    We received 34 online comments regarding the upgrade works at Rowland Reserve. Of the 34 comments received, 33 were supportive of the project, with some concern raised in relation to parking at the site.

    Work is now scheduled to progress with the upgrade works commencing the week of 21 May continuing until early July. It’s anticipated that work will be finished by the start of the school holidays.

    Impact during construction
    • there will be limited boat ramp access
    • parking will be available in the car park throughout the construction period
    • pedestrian access to the water’s edge will be redirected.
    Enquiries can be directed to the Project Officer - Building Assets on 1300 434 434.

    Thank you to those who commented during the community engagement period January – February 2018.

    We received 34 online comments regarding the upgrade works at Rowland Reserve. Of the 34 comments received, 33 were supportive of the project, with some concern raised in relation to parking at the site.

    Work is now scheduled to progress with the upgrade works commencing the week of 21 May continuing until early July. It’s anticipated that work will be finished by the start of the school holidays.

    Impact during construction
    • there will be limited boat ramp access
    • parking will be available in the car park throughout the construction period
    • pedestrian access to the water’s edge will be redirected.
    Enquiries can be directed to the Project Officer - Building Assets on 1300 434 434.
  • Get involved

    6 months ago

    We're proposing to install additional boat access facilities for the northern and southern boat ramps at Rowland Reserve, Bayview.

    The proposal for new access pontoons will provide recreational boat users with a safe and more efficient means of embarking and disembarking water craft about the existing boat ramps.

    View the plans

    Have your say
    Comments close Sunday 18 February

    We're proposing to install additional boat access facilities for the northern and southern boat ramps at Rowland Reserve, Bayview.

    The proposal for new access pontoons will provide recreational boat users with a safe and more efficient means of embarking and disembarking water craft about the existing boat ramps.

    View the plans

    Have your say
    Comments close Sunday 18 February
  • Environmental considerations

    6 months ago

    As the waterways at Bayview are environmentally sensitive, the proposal to upgrade the boating facilities is currently under assessment regarding local government guidelines, policies and the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979.

    In addition, we have engaged consultants, Marine Pollution Research, who have undertaken an Aquatic Ecology Survey of the seabed within the vicinity of the boat ramps to understand the potential impacts of the proposed design on the local environment.

    As the waterways at Bayview are environmentally sensitive, the proposal to upgrade the boating facilities is currently under assessment regarding local government guidelines, policies and the Environmental Planning and Assessment (EP&A) Act 1979.

    In addition, we have engaged consultants, Marine Pollution Research, who have undertaken an Aquatic Ecology Survey of the seabed within the vicinity of the boat ramps to understand the potential impacts of the proposed design on the local environment.

  • Background

    6 months ago

    Rowland Reserve is a regional facility located on Pittwater Road in Bayview. The area features two concrete boat ramps, a car and trailer parking area, boat wash-down facilities and a reserve.

    The site is bordered by the Bayview Dog Park to the north, Pittwater Road to the west, Broken Bay Marine Rescue to the south and Pittwater to the east.

    In 2015 Council was awarded $1million by the NSW State Government, under the NSW Boating Now funding program to undertake a a series of improvements to boating facilities in the area.

    The proposal to place the pontoons at the northern and southern boat ramps is part of an overall project to upgrade the regional facility at Rowland Reserve. The upgrade will see improvements to the amenity for recreational boat users and other visitors to the reserve whilst minimising the environmental impact of ongoing use.

    The proposal for new access pontoons will provide recreational boat users with a safe and more efficient means of embarking and disembarking watercraft.


    Rowland Reserve is a regional facility located on Pittwater Road in Bayview. The area features two concrete boat ramps, a car and trailer parking area, boat wash-down facilities and a reserve.

    The site is bordered by the Bayview Dog Park to the north, Pittwater Road to the west, Broken Bay Marine Rescue to the south and Pittwater to the east.

    In 2015 Council was awarded $1million by the NSW State Government, under the NSW Boating Now funding program to undertake a a series of improvements to boating facilities in the area.

    The proposal to place the pontoons at the northern and southern boat ramps is part of an overall project to upgrade the regional facility at Rowland Reserve. The upgrade will see improvements to the amenity for recreational boat users and other visitors to the reserve whilst minimising the environmental impact of ongoing use.

    The proposal for new access pontoons will provide recreational boat users with a safe and more efficient means of embarking and disembarking watercraft.


  • Legislative requirements

    6 months ago

    • The design for pontoon access has been prepared in accordance with the NSW Boat Ramp Facility Guidelines and Australian Standard AS3962-2001 - Guidelines for design of marinas.

    • The design proposal has been reviewed by the Roads and Maritme Services Boating Safety Officer with regard to Navigational concerns.

    • The design proposal has been reviewed by the Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries.

    • The proposal is currently being assessed by Council under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

    • The design for pontoon access has been prepared in accordance with the NSW Boat Ramp Facility Guidelines and Australian Standard AS3962-2001 - Guidelines for design of marinas.

    • The design proposal has been reviewed by the Roads and Maritme Services Boating Safety Officer with regard to Navigational concerns.

    • The design proposal has been reviewed by the Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries.

    • The proposal is currently being assessed by Council under Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.