Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell says $3.5 million in funding for the Lady Bay Boat Ramp is a step in the right direction.
Ms Britnell said she was pleased that work would finally begin after so long.
“This has been talked about for decades and now finally it looks like we are taking a step in the right direction,” she said.
“There’s no doubt the boat ramp needs a significant upgrade, but there is plenty more work that needs to be done in that precinct and I’m not sure $3.5 million will cover it.
“There needs to be significant alterations to the parking areas and of course the breakwater needs work to ensure it is structurally sound for another 130 years.
“I hope there is more to come, but this funding is a great start and I’m sure the boating and fishing community in Warrnambool will be pleased to finally see work progressing.”