Boathouse Drive lawn works

The more observant among us may have noticed some disturbances in the lawn in front of the clubhouse leading down to the river.
We have been informed by City of Melbourne and the parks department that following the preliminary investigations works to improve this area are due to begin next week. A document detailing the stages of the work can be found here.
Stage 3 ie. directly in front of RRC will be completed first, starting next Monday 9 May and then stage 1 and 2 thereafter.  The works will only take one day and then be roped off for 5 weeks before proceeding to the next area. This should still allow access for rowers to the water without too much inconvenience but please be aware of the notices and restrictions and as always take care when transporting boats to and from the shed to the water.

Moomba river closures

For anyone who has been rowing this week you will have noticed new buoys and landings appearing as extra obstacles to negotiate and there will soon be a water ski jump appearing, this is all in preparation for Moomba. The Melbourne festival held next week and over the labour day long weekend (6-9th March).
I would ask everyone to take extra care especially in coxless boats at present. Along with this you should all be aware that the river will be closed at multiple times and parking restrictions will be in place. All this information is displayed on the noticeboard at the rowing club or can be accessed at the Parks Victoria website.
However here are some of the important times that I know will impact peoples training:

  • River closed between east end of Princes Wharf to Morrell Bridge – Transit times are scheduled during this closure times each day. Please verify with Parks Victoria
Wed 4th Mar –        8.00am to 7:30pm
Thurs 5th Mar –        8.00am to 10.00pm
Fri 6th Mar & Sat 7th Mar –        7.00am to 10.45pm
Sun 8th Mar –        10.00am to 10.45pm
Mon 9th Mar –        7.00am to 10.00pm

As a result there will be no training on Thursday evening, 5th March, instead we will be holding a social night at the club, with the bar open and a chance to celebrate the end of Summer and the sprint season. Obviously there’s nothing to stop you from using the gym and the ergos whilst the river is closed but if you have any questions about on water training please contact your coach.
Traffic Restrictions Boathouse Drive(1)