Point Walter Boat Ramp Upgrade

Point Walter is set to receive first-class boat launching facilities.

Project Information

The Point Walter boat ramp is now closed to the public for upgrade works that will deliver a first-class boat launching facility, that will be significantly improved on the existing structure in terms of function and safety.  

New features will include two lanes; one for launching and one for retrieval, a finger jetty to allow for up to six boats to be berthed at any one time and an improved approach ramp to allow vehicles with trailers to better line up the lanes for reversing.

Construction has commenced and will conclude in late February 2019.

A secondary western ramp at Point Walter, which has had very little use in recent years, will be closed permanently from Friday, 21 December 2018 due to safety concerns with the degrading ramp.

Boat users can find information about alternative boat ramp facilities on the Department of Transport website at www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/metropolitan-boat-ramps.asp 

The new Deep Water Point boat ramp is now available for use.

The Deep Water Point and Point Walter works have been funded by a $1.4million grant from the Department of Transport’s Recreational Facilities Boating Facilities Scheme and a $470,000 contribution from the City of Melville.


Contractors on-siteDecember 2018
CompletionLate February 2019

Contact Details

Project ContactIan Davis 9364 0691



Point Walter Reserve, Burke Drive, Bicton 6157 Get Directions

Additional Features

The new boat ramp will be slightly realigned to take advantage of the deeper channel and a section of rock revetment will be installed to the south to address serious foreshore erosion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the boat ramp closed in summer? Couldn't this have been better planned?

The City acknowledges the timing of the closure is not ideal, however there are number of contributing factors that have impacted project timing. These include:

  • A large section of the revetment works need to be undertaken during summer low tides at this site.
  • The Deep Water Point boat ramp upgrade was completed first to ensure the City would have at least one boat ramp available at all times
  • The timing of funding allocation from the Department of Transport’s Recreational Facilities Boating Facilities Scheme
  • Approvals from State agencies 
Where can I go now to launch my boat /vessel?

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