Coorong Quays offers something for everyone

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Perfect for boaties and the public alike the revitalisation of the marina precinct at Coorong Quays is well underway with the completion of new hardstand parking.

“We're keen to get the Fleurieu public who own boats and sheds to come down and use the new hardstand because it just makes it so much easier for them to use their boasts,” said marina manager Ben Kelsey.

“People can just come down in their car, hook their boats up, put them in the water and away they go.”

As well as new hardstand parking there are plenty of other new facilities which mean you won’t ever have to leave the marina.

“We’re looking for people to have a one-stop-shop when they come here,” Ben said.

“We’ve leased out our slipway to Goolwa Marine Services, we've encouraged business like South Coast Marine & Caravan Upholstery to come into the marina precinct and we’ve just had Southern Cross Marine, who sell boats, run the chandlery, sell insurance for boaties and do boat brokerage, sign up.”

“We've got a group of people around the marina precinct who will look after your boat, so you can come here and not have to leave the island to have everything done.”

“I think we're also the only on water fueling spot south of Murray Bridge.”

“We've redone our fuel bowsers as one of our main projects and they are now 24/7 access with an automated system so people can fill up their boats whenever they like and save the hassle of using jerrycans.”

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“It’s all about quality of service and making it easier for our clients.”

As part of the ‘Fleurieu’s most complete marina experience,’ Coorong Quays can cater for everything from a dinghy up to a paddle steamer and Ben is proud to manage one of the leading marinas in the state.

“We are looking at it holistically as not only a residential development or a marina for people to bring boats, but for people to enjoy as well," Ben said.

“Before you get to the marina office we have a tavern that has become very popular."

“The menu is fantastic, there is a playground and it's becoming a go-to place for people to wine and dine and have a cold beer.”

“We've got some other tenants who hire jet skis, paddleboats and canoes out on the beachside of the marina.”

“That whole area is slated for some more community assets in the future, like sunshades, beer gardens, barbecues areas and other things to help people enjoy the ambience of the area.”

Planned upgrades from here include upgrading the caravan storage facilities, including adding undercover storage.

“We feel caravan storage is very important,” Ben said.

This project is expected to begin before mid-year.