Bendigo Rowing Club has released plans for a new pontoon to enhance access to Lake Weeroona for paddlers of all abilities.
The pontoon will accommodate a portable disabilities winch to increase water sports participation for people of all abilities, including modified sailing and para rowing.
The 12 metre-long floating platform will be located in the north-west corner of the lake and is expected to cost up to $70,000.
BRC captain Peter Morison said the pontoon would accommodate the growing number of crews using Lake Weeroona.
"The existing pontoon gets very congested during peak race periods at regattas as crews jostle to enter and exit the water," Morison said.
"It directly faces and is within close proximity to the race finish line which creates a safety risk issue, particularly when rowing eights are competing at high speed, the chance of boats colliding can be high.
"The project will ease the congestion and make it safer for everyone."
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