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COVID-19 UPDATE and CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS

COVID-19

Boatyards – Complimentary vessel pick-up and return

Gippsland Ports continues to operate its boatyards at Paynesville and Bullock Island, with certain restrictions being applied. These restrictions are in response to the Victorian and Australian Governments, Stay at Home, and social distancing restrictions.

The boatyards are open for access, provided anyone entering the boatyards is not from the Melbourne of Mitchell Shire COVID-19 shutdown areas.

Gippsland Ports fully appreciates that these restrictions are an inconvenience. however it is intended to keep the boatyards operating as normally as possible, while complying with Victorian and National Government regulations. Gippsland Ports is also very aware of the importance its Boatyards play in supplying contractors and local businesses with an ongoing income stream.

In response to these restrictions, Gippsland Ports will offer a complimentary pick-up drop-off service for its customers vessels, with certain conditions. Please contact the relevant boatyard to arrange this service.

Paynesville Boatyard               ph:- 03 5156 6352

Bullock Island Boatyard          ph:- 03 5155 6951

This complimentary service applies only to vessels where maintenance works are to be conducted by an approved contractor or by Gippsland Ports own staff.

If you have any concerns regarding the condition of your vessel that is currently stored at one of Gippsland Ports boatyards, please contact the boatyard and we will happily discuss the matter with you.

CHANGE TO OPENING HOURS FOR ALL BOATYARD USERS

Boat Yard Operating Hours

All Customers and Contractors

Due to recent changes in the OHS legislation, Gippsland Ports is undertaking a review of its exposure to risks relating to allowing access to Gippsland Ports work sites when Gippsland Ports personnel are not in attendance.  After due consideration the following measures will be implemented until Gippsland Ports can obtain a definitive answer to its exposure.

As of 20-07-2020 there will be no access to the boatyard outside of normal operating hours:

Paynesville Monday to Thursday – 0730 hrs to 1630 hrs; Friday 0730 hrs to 1600 hrs

Bullock Island Monday to Thursday – 0700 hrs to 1600 hrs; Friday 0700 hrs to 1530 hrs

Saturday 7:00am to 4:00

No Access on Sundays at either boatyard.

Hard stand will be charged 6 days per week.

If access is required outside of these hours, prior bookings with the boatyard supervisor or manager can be arranged, noting that additional fees will apply.

Gippsland Ports is committed to offering a safe Boatyard workspace environment, with this decision reflecting recent legislative changes.  It is understood that these changes may have an impact, however all users will be kept informed as  Gippsland Ports’ risk exposure at our work sites is assessed further.

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