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Dover Marine Facility Upgrade


Boat ramp and jetty

Dover’s boat ramp and jetty are situated on Bay View Road, Dover, and are used daily by local and visiting boat owners. This ramp is the only boat launching facility in the area and it is an important community asset. During peak holiday times usage is high and there is not enough space for manoeuvring vehicles/trailers, which creates congestion.

Council has been working in close consultation with Marine and Safety Tasmania to develop plans to upgrade the site. Funding has been secured to undertake the work by Marine and Safety Tasmania.

The upgraded site will improve offerings for our local marine enthusiasts as well as travellers and includes a new jetty and second boat ramp. The addition of a second boat ramp with the new jetty will alleviate the current congestion and allow more use of the area.

Marine and Safety Tasmania will undertake the work in three stages.

Stage 1: Gravel area extension – completed

Stage 2: Second concrete boat ramp
Stage 3: New jetty

You can view these plans in the Document Library.

Traffic flow and parking

To free up the manoeuvring space at the boat ramp site, improve traffic flow and formalise the parking, council will undertake upgrade works. These works will include the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Station Road and Bay View Road. To improve traffic flow, council will also formalise of the car parking spaces for vehicles and trailers.

Council has secured funding through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program to complete these works which will improve traffic flow and safety for the community.

You can view the parking plan in the Document Library.

November 2022

Council’s contractors have commenced work on the parking and roundabout component of the Dover Marine Facility Upgrade which is expected to take approximately 8 – 10 weeks.

The works will help free up manoeuvring space at the boat ramp site, improve traffic flow and formalise the parking.


June 2022 Stage One Completed

Work is completed on stage one of the upgrade and widening of the access and manoeuvring area and the boat ramp has reopened.

To maximise the turning space, it is recommended not to park onsite. When the new trailer parking area is completed, signs will be installed limiting onsite parking to rigging and de-rigging only.

A tender is currently being prepared for the second ramp lane and replacement of the jetty, which, if all goes according to plan should be completed in time for Christmas.

June 2022

Dover Boat Ramp – Temporary Closure
Marine and Safety Tasmania advise the Dover boat ramp will be closed for up to four weeks from Thursday, 9 June 2022 to allow for the upgrade of the access and maneuvering area.
Regular updates will be provided on the MAST website and Facebook page on the progress of the works and the expected reopening date.
For more information contact Jim Caulfield on 6235 8853 or 0419 120 209.
Marine and Safety Tasmania apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused.

May 2022

Crown Land approval is required for the reclamation works and this is currently being assessed. Tenders for the Station Road works have been received.

December 2021

The Development Application (DA-44/2021) is now open for submissions and closes on 14 December 2021

Project Cycle

  1. Development Application open
  2. Development Application close
  3. Planning permits approved
  4. Works commenced
  5. Works completed