Safe Boat Refuge and Coast Guard facility

With more residents and visitors coming to Frankston every year, our bay is busier than ever before. Frankston Volunteer Coast Guard responded to more than 150 incidents in the past year alone, and the number of people out on the water is rapidly increasing.

Currently, no safe refuge from severe weather and rough sea exists in Frankston for Coast Guard and Water Police. Vessels are currently deployed from Patterson River, Sandringham or Williamstown, delaying rescues by up to 100 minutes or preventing them in adverse weather.

On top of that, after many decades and numerous restoration works the Coast Guard's operations centre had reached the end of its serviceable life and was demolished leaving them without a permanent home. Frankston City Council has stepped in and provided temporary facilities.

Council has worked with key stakeholders to develop a plan to fix these problems which will allow the Coast Guard to respond to emergencies quickly and will allow boaters to safely retrieve their vessel in any weather.

Initial concept plans have been drafted and preliminary investigations completed. As a result, further community consultation is planned and more in-depth environmental studies are being undertaken.

In order to deliver this project, Council has committed $8 million and requires equal contributions of $8 million from both state and federal governments.

More information, draft plans and frequently asked questions please view attachments.

Come and learn about the project

Council is hosting a number of community 'drop-in' information sessions where you can view the proposed plans, learn more about the project, have your questions answered and provide your feedback to help inform the future plans.


Saturday 15 December, 10am-1pm
Wednesday 19 December, 4.30-7.30pm
Saturday 19 January, 10am-1pm
Tuesday 22 January, 4.30-7.30pm
Tuesday 5 February, 5.30-7pm


Functions by the Bay (Frankston Park Football Club), corner Plowman Place and Young Street, Frankston

Provide your feedback

Your feedback is important to us and will help guide out next steps in the development of this project.

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Feedback has been extended to Friday 8 February 2019. Results of the survey will be presented to Councillors in a report at a future Ordinary Meeting.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322


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